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THE present "Book of Quotations" was undertaken in the belief 
that, notwithstanding the many excellent compilations of the 
kind already in existence, there was room for another that should glean 
its materials from a wider area, and that should have more respect to 
the requirements, both speculative and practical, of the times we live 
in. The wide-spread materials at command had never yet been collected 
into a single volume, and certain modern writings, fraught with a wisdom 
that supremely deserves our regard, had hardly been quarried in at all. 

The Editor has therefore studied to compile a more comprehensive 
collection ; embracing something of this wisdom, which naturally bears 
more directly on the interests of the present day. To these interests 
the Editor has all along had an eye, and he has been careful to collect, 
from ancient sources as well as modern, sayings that seem to reveal an 
insight into them, and bear pertinently upon them ; they are such as are 
specified on the title-page, and they are one and all more than passing 
ones. The aphorisms which wise men have uttered on these vital topics 
can never fail to deserve our regard, and they will prove edifying to 
us, even should we, led by a higher wisdom, be inclined to say nay to 
them. For, as it has been said, "The errors of a wise man are more 
instructive than the truths of a fool. The wise man travels in lofty, far- 
seeing regions ; the fool in low-lying, high-fenced lanes ; retracing the 
footsteps of the former, to discover where he deviated, whole provinces 
of the universe are laid open to us ; in the path of the latter, granting 
even that he has not deviated at all, little is laid open to us but two 
wheel-ruts and two hedges." 

The quotations collected in this book, (particularly those bearing on 
the vital interests referred to,) are, it will be generally admitted, the 
words of wise men ; therefore the Editor has endeavoured to ascertain 
and give the names of their authors, when not known. For, though 
the truth and worth of the sayings are nowise dependent on their author- 
ship, it is well to know who those were that felt the burden they express, 


and found relief in uttering them. What was of moment to them, may 
well be of moment to others, and must be worthy of all regard and well 
deserving of being laid to heart. 

Except in the case of quotations from Shakespeare, the reader will 
observe that the Editor has quoted only the names of the authors or the 
books from which they are taken, and has not, as might be expected 
of him, supplied either chapter or verse. The reason is, he did not 
think it worth the labour and expense that would have been involved 
in doing so, while the quotations given are for most part independent 
of the context, and are perfectly intelligible in their own light. They 
are all more or less of an aphoristic quality, and the meaning and 
application are evident to any one who understands the subject of which 
they treat. 

As for the other qualities of these quotations, they will be found to 
be in general brief in expression and pointed in application, and not 
a few of them winged as well as barbed. A great many are pregnant 
in meaning ; suggest more than they express ; and are the coinage of 
minds of no ordinary penetration and grasp of thought. While some 
of them are so simple that a child might understand them, there are 
others that border on regions in which the clearest-headed and surest- 
footed might stumble and come to grief. 

The collection might have been larger ; the quarry of the literature 
of the present century alone might have supplied materials for as big 
a book. But the Editor's task was to produce a work that should 
embrace gleanings from different fields of literature, and he could only 
introduce from that of the present day as much as his limits allowed. 
Yet, though the quantity given is no index of the quantity available, the 
Editor hopes the reader will allow that his selection has not been made 
in the dark, and that what he has given is of the true quality, as well 
as enough in quantity for most readers to digest. If the quality be 
good, the quantity is of little account, for what has been said of Reason 
may be said of Wisdom which is its highest expression : "Whoso hath 
any, hath access to the whole." 

A word of explanation in regard to the Arrangement and the appended 
Index : — 

The Arrangement adopted may not at once commend itself, but it 
was found to be the best ; a topical one would have been too cumber- 
some, as, in that case, it would have been frequently necessary to intro- 
duce the same quotation under several different heads. The arrangement. 


it will be seen, is alphabetical, and follows the order of the initial letters 
of the initial word or words. 

The Index, which is topical, was rendered necessary in consequence 
of the arrangement followed, and, though a copious one, it only refers 
to subjects of which there is anything of significance said. It does not 
include mottoes, and rarely proverbs ; for, apart from the difficulty of 
indexing the latter, the attempt would almost have doubled the size of 
the book, and rendered it altogether unwieldy. The Index, too, is 
limited to subjects that are not in the alphabetical order in the body of 
the book. Thus there was no need to index what is said on "Art," 
on p. iS, on "Beauty," on p. 26, or on "Christianity," on pp. 42, 43, 
as the reader will expect to find something concerning them where 
they occur in the order adopted. 

With these preliminary explanations the Editor leaves his book — 
the pleasant labour of more than three years — in the hands of the 
public, assured that they will judge of it by its own merits, and that 
they will be generous enough to acquit him of having compiled either 
a superfluous or an unserviceable work. 

London, 1S93, 









Liter. , Lucret. 






Aid. Gell. 

Aulus Gellius. 




















Claudius, Claudian. 

Phced., Phccdr. 
















Pub. Syr. 

Publius Syrus. 



















S chill. 
























St. Aug. 

St. Augustine 





















La Font. 

La Fontaine. 



La Roche. 

La Rochefoucauld. 










A' are guid lasses, but where do a' the ill wives 
come frae ? Sc. Pr. 

A' are no freens that speak us fair. Sc. Pr, 

A aucun les biens viennent en dormant — Good 
things come to some while asleep. Fr. Pr. 

Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia — 
The abuse of a thing is no argument against its 
use. L. Max. 
5 Ab actu ad posse valet illatio — From what has 
happened we may infer what may happen. 

A bad beginning has a bad, or makes a worse, 
ending. Pr. 

A bad dog never sees the wolf. Pr. 

A bad thing is dear at any price. Pr. 

Ab alio expectes, alteri quod feceris — As you 
do to others, you may expect another to do to 
you. Laber. 
10 A barren sow was never good to pigs. Pr, 

A bas — Down ! down with ! Fr. 

A beast that wants discourse of reason. Ham., 
i. 2. 

A beau is everything of a woman but the sex, 
and nothing of a man beside it. Fielding. 

A beau jeu t ~au retour — One good turn deserves 
another. Fr. Pr. 
15 A beautiful form is better than a beautiful 
face, and a beautiful behaviour than a beau- 
tiful form. Emerson. 

A beautiful object doth so much attract the 
sight of all men, that it is in no man's power 
not to be pleased with it. Clarendon. 

A beautiful woman is the "hell" of the soul, 
the "purgatory" of the purse, and the 
"paradise" of the eyes. Pontenelk. 

A beggarly account of empty boxes, Rom. 
and Jul., v. i. 

A beggar's purse is always empty. Pr. 
20 A belief in the Bible, the fruit of deep medita- 
tion, has served me as the guide of my moral 
and literary life. I have found it a capital 
safely invested, and richly productive of inte- 
rest. Goethe. 

Abends wird der Faule fleissig — Towards even- 
ing the lazy man begins to be busy. Ger. Pr. 

A beneficent person is like a fountain watering 
the earth and spreading fertility. Epicurus. 

Aberrare a scopo — To miss the mark. 

Abeunt studia in mores— Pursuits assiduously 
prosecuted become habits. 

Ab extra — From without. 25 

Abgriinde liegen im Gemiithe, die tiefer als die 

Holle sind — There are abysses in the mind that 

are deeper than hell. Platen. 
Ab honesto virum bonum nihil deterret — 

Nothing deters a good man from what honour 

requires of him. Sen, 
A big head and little wit. Pr. 
Ab igne ignem — Fire from fire. 
Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit — He has left, gone 30 

off, escaped, broken away. Cic. of Catiline's 

Ability to discern that what is true is true, 

and that what is false is false, is the char- 
acteristic of intelligence. Siaedenborg. 
Ab incunabilis — From the cradle. 
Ab initio — From the beginning. 
Ab inopia ad virtutem obsepta est via — The 

way from poverty to virtue is an obstructed one. 

Ab intra — From within. 35 

Ab irato — In a fit of passion. 
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 

A bis et a blanc — By fits and starts. Fr. 
A bitter and perplex'd ' ' What shall I do ? " is 

worse to man than worst necessity. Schiller. 
A black hen will lay a white egg. Pr. 40 

A blind man should not judge of colours. Pr. 
A blockhead can find more faults than a wise 

man can mend. Gael. Pr. 
A blue-stocking despises her duties as a 
I woman, and always begins by making her- 
self a man. Roussea u. 
Abnormis sapiens — Wise without learning. Hor. 
A bon chat bon rat — A good rat to match a good 45 

cat. Tit for tat. Pr. 
A bon chien il ne vient jamais un bon os — A 

good bone never falls to a good dog. Fr. Pr. 
A bon droit — Justly ; according to reason. Fr. 
A bon marche — Cheap. Fr. 
A book may be as great a thing as a battle, 

A book should be luminous, but not volumi- 50 

nous. Bovee. 
Ab origine — From the beginning. 
About Jesus we must believe no one but him» 

self. A miel. 



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Above all Greek, above all Roman fame. Pope. 
Above all things reverence thyself. Pytha- 
C Above the cloud with its shadow is the star 
with its light. Victor Hugo. 
Ab ovo — From the beginning (lit. from the egg). 
5 Ab ovo usque ad mala — From the beginning to 

the end (lit. from the egg to the apples). 
A bras ouverts — With open arms. Fr. 
A brave man is clear in his discourse, and keeps 

close to truth. A rist. 
A brave spirit struggling with adversity is a 

spectacle for the gods. .Sen. 
A breath can make them, as a breath has 

made. Goldsmith. 
10 Abrege — Abridgment. Fr. 

Absence lessens weak, and intensifies violent, 

passions, as wind extinguishes a taper and 

lights up a fire. La Roche. 
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Bayly. 
Absence of occupation is not rest ; / A mind 

quite vacant is a mind distressed. Cowfier. 
Absens hseres non erit — The absent one will not 

be the heir. Pr. 
15 Absent in body, but present in spirit. St. 

Absit invidia — Envy apart. 
Absit omen — May the omen augur no evil. 
Absolute fiends are as rare as angels, perhaps 

rarer. /. S. Mill. 
Absolute freedom is inhuman. Rahcl. 
20 Absolute Individualism is an absurdity. Amicl. 
Absolute nothing is the aggregate of all the 

contradictions of the world. Jonathan Ed- 
Absque argento omnia vana — Without money 

all is vain. 
Abstineto a fabis — Having nothing to do with 

elections (lit. Abstain from beans, the ballot at 

Athens having been by beans). 
Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum 

regere nescit — It is absurd that he should 

govern others, who knows not how to govern 

himself. L. Max. 
25 Abundat dulcibus vitiis — He abounds in charm- 
ing faults of style. Quint. 
Ab uno ad omnes — From one to all. M. 
Ab uno disce omnes — From a single instance you 

may infer the whole. 
Ab urbe condita (a.u.c.) — From the building of 

the city, i.e., of Rome. 
A bureaucracy always tends to become a 

pedantocracy. /. S. Mill. 
30 A burnt child dreads the fire. Pr. 

Abusus non tollit usum — Abuse is no argument 

against use. J'r. 
Academical years ought by rights to give 

occupation to the whole mind. It is this 

time which, well or ill employed, affects a 

man's whole after-life. Goethe. 
A cader va chi troppo in alto sale — He who 

climbs too high is near a fall. It. Pr, 
A capite ad calcem— From head to heel. 
35 A careless master makes a negligent servant. 
A carper will cavil at anything. /';-. 
A carrion kite will never make a good hawk. 

"A cat may look at a king," but can it see a 

king when it looks at him? Ruskin. 
A causa perduta parole assai — Plenty of words 

when the cause is lost. //. Pr. 
Accasca in un punto quel che non accasca in 40 

cento anni — That may happen in a moment which 

may not occur again in a hundred years. It. Pr. 
Accedas ad curiam — You may go to the court. 

A writ to remove a case to a higher court. L. 

Accensa domo proximi, tua quoque pericli- 

tatur — When the house of your neighbour is on 

fire, your own is in danger. Pr. 
Accent is the soul of speech ; it gives it feeling 

and truth. Rousseau. 
Acceptissima semper / Munera sunt, auctor 

quae pretiosa facit — Those presents are always 

the most acceptable which owe their value to the 

giver. Ovid. 
Accident ever varies ; substance can never 45 

suffer change or decay. Win. Blake. 
Accidents rule men, not men accidents. Hero- 
Accipe nunc, victus tenuis qu : d quantaque 

secum afferat. In primis valeas bene — 

Now learn what and how great benefits a mode- 
rate diet brings with it. Before all, you will enjoy 

good health. Hor. 
Accipere quam facere praestat injuriam — It is 

better to receive than to do an injur}'. Cic. 
Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat — The 

mind attracted by what is false has no relish for 

better things. Hor. 
Accusare nemo se debet nisi coram Deo— No 50 

man is bound to accuse himself unless it be before 

God. L. Max. 
Accuse not Nature ; she hath done her part ; / 

Do thou thine. Milton. 
Acer et vehemens bonus orator — A good orator 

is pointed and impassioned. Cic. 
Acerrima proximorum odia — The hatred of those 

most closely connected with us is the bitterest. 

Acerrimus ex omnibus nostris sensibus est 

sensus videndi — The keenest of all our senses 

is the sense of sight. Cic. 
A certain degree of soul is indispensable to 55 

save us the expense of salt. Ben Jonson. 
A certain tendency to insanity has always 

attended the opening of the religious sense 

in men, as if they had been "blasted with 

excess of light." Emerson. 
A chacun selon sa capacite, a chaque capa- 
city selon ses ceuvres — Every one according 

to his talent, and every talent according to its 

works. Ft. Pr. 
A chacun son fardeau pese — Every one thinks 

his own burden heavy. Fr. Pr, 
A change came o'er the spirit of my dream. 

A chaque fou plait sa marotte Every fool is 60 

pleased with his umi hobby. Ft. Pr. 
A character is a completely-fashioned will. 

X ova lis. 
Ach ! aus dem Gliick entwickelt sich Schmerz 

— Alas ! that from happiness there so often springs 

pain. Goethe. 
A cheerful life is what the Muses love ; / A 

soaring spirit is their prime delight. // ords- 



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Acheruntis pabulum — Food for Acheron. Plant. 
Ach ! es geschehen keine Wunder mehr — Alas ! 

there are no more any miracles. Schiller. 
A child is a Cupid become visible. Nt volt's. 
A child may have too much of its mother's 

blessing'. Pr. 
5 A chill air surrounds those who are down in 

the world. George Eliot. 
A chip of the old block. 
A Christian is God Almighty's gentleman. 

Ach ! unsre Thaten selbst, so gut als unsre 

Leiden Sie hemmen unsers Lebens Gang 

— We are hampered, alas! in our course of life 

quite as much by what we do as by what we 

suffer. Goethe. 
Ach ! vielleicht indem wir hoffen ' Hat uns 

Unheil getroffen — Ah ! perhaps while we are 

hoping, mischief has already overtaken us. 

10 Ach wie glucklich sind die Todten ! — Ah ! how 

happy the dead are ! Schiller. 
Ach ! zu des Geistes Fliigeln, wird so leicht 

kein kdrperlicher Fliigel sich gesellen — Alas ! 

no fleshly pinion will so easily keep pace with 

the wings of the spirit. Goethe. 
A circulating library in a town is an ever-green 

tree of diabolical knowledge. Sheridan. 
A circumnavigator of the globe is less in- 
fluenced by all the nations he has seen than 

by his nurse. Jean Paul. 
A clear conscience is a sure card. Pr. 
15 A cock aye craws crousest (boldest) on his ain 

midden-head. Sc. Pr. 
A cceur ouvert — With open heart ; with candour. 

A cceur vaillant rien d impossible— To a valiant 

heart nothing is impossible, pr. Pr. 
A cold hand, a warm heart. Pr. 
A combination, and a form, indeed / Where 

every god did seem to set his seal / To 

give the world assurance of a man. Ham., 

iii. 4. 
20 A' complain o' want o' siller ; nane o want o' 

sense. Se. Pr. 
A compte — In part payment (///. on account). 


A confesseurs, medecins, avocats, la verite ne 
cele de ton cas — Do not conceal the truth from 
confessors, doctors, and lawyers. Fr. Pr. 

A conscience without God is a tribunal without 
a judge. Lamartine. 

A consistent man believes in destiny, a cap- 
ricious man in chance. Disraeli. 
25 A constant fidelity in small things is a great 
and heroic virtue. Bonaventura. 

A constant friend is a thing hard and rare to 
find. Plutarch. 

A contre cceur— Against the grain. Fr. 

A corps perdu — With might and main. Fr. 

A countenance more in sorrow than in anger. 
II am., i. 2. 
30 A courage to endure and to obey. Tennyson. 

A couvert — Under cover, Ir. 

Acqua lontana non spegne fuoco vicino — Water 
afar won't quench a fire at hand. It. Pr. 

A crafty knave needs no broker. /V. quoted 
in lieu. I 'I. 

A craw's nae whiter for being washed. Se. Pr. 

A creation of importance can be produced only 35 

when its author isolates himself ; it is ever 

a child of solitude. Goethe. 
Acribus initiis, incurioso fine — Full of ardour at 

the beginning, careless at the end. Tac. 
A critic should be a pair of snuffers. He is 

often an extinguisher, and not seldom a 

thief. Hare. 
A crowd is not company. Bacon. 
A crown / Golden in show, is but a 'wreath of 

thorns. Milton. 
A crown is no cure for the headache. Pr. 40 

A cruce salus — Salvation from the cross. .1/. 
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand 

oils the wheels as they run. Ouida. 
A crust of bread and liberty. PoJ>e. 
Acta exteriora indicant interiora secreta — Out- 
ward acts betray the secret intention. L. Max. 
Act always so that the immediate motive of 45 

thy will may become a universal rule for all 

intelligent beings. Kant. 
Acti labores jucundi — The remembrance of past 

labours is pleasant. 
Action can be understood and again repre- 
sented by the spirit alone. Goethe. 
Action is but coarsened thought. Amiel. 
Action is the right outlet of emotion. Ward 

Actions speak louder than words. Pr. 50 

Actis asvum implet, non segnibus annis — Hi> 

lifetime is full of deeds, not of indolent year;,. 

Activity is the presence, and character the 

record, of function. Greenough. 
Actum est de republica — It is all over with the 

Actum ne agas — What has been done don't do 

over again. Cic. 
Actus Dei nemini facit injuriam — The act of 55 

God does wrong to no man. L. Max. 
Actus legis nulli facit injuriam — The act of the 

law does wrong to no man. L. Max. 
Actus me invito factus, non est meus actus — 

An act I do against my will is not my act. L. 

Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea — The 

act does not make a man guilty, unless the mind 

be guilty. L. Max. 
Act well your part ; there all the honour lies. 

A cuspide corona — From the spear a crown, i.e., 60 

honour for military exploits. M. 
A custom ' More honoured in the breach than 

the observance. Ham. , i. 4. 
Adam muss eine Eve haben, die er zeiht was 

er gethan — Adam must have an Eve, to blame 

for what he has done. Ger. Pr. 
Ad amussim — Made exactly by rule. 
A danger foreseen is half avoided. Pr. 
Adaptiveness is the peculiarity of human 65 

nature. Emerson. 
Ad aperturam — Wherever a book may be opened. 
Ad arbitrium — At pleasure. 
Ad astraper ardua — To the stars by steep paths. 

A Daniel come to judgment. Mer. of Ten., iv. 1. 
Ad avizandum — Into consideration. Scots Law, 70 
A day may sink or save a realm. Tennyson. 


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A day of grace (Gvnst) is as a day in harvest ; 
one must be diligent as soon as it is ripe. 
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's 

self. Dickens. 
Ad calamitatem quilibet rumor valet-- When a 
disaster happens, every report confirming it ob- 
tains ready credence. 
Ad captandum vulgus — To catch the rabble. 
5 Addere legi justitiam decus — It is to one's honour 
to combine justice with law. M. 
A death-bed repentance seldom reaches to 

restitution. Junius. 
A deep meaning resides in old customs. 

A democracy is a state in which the govern- 
ment rests directly with the majority of the 
citizens. Ruskin. 
A Deo et rege — From God and the king. 31. 
10 Adeo in teneris consuescere multum est — So 
much depends on habit in the tender years of 
youth. Virg. 
Ad eundem — To the same degree. Said of a 
graduate passing from one university to another. 
Ad extremum — At last. 
Ad finem — To the end. 

Ad Graecas kalendas— At the Greek calends, i.e., 
IS Ad gustum — To one's taste. 

Adhibenda est in jocando moderatio — Modera- 
tion should be used in joking. Cic. 
Ad hoc — For this purpose. 
Ad hominem — Personal (lit. to the man). 
Adhuc sub judice lis est — The affair is not yet 
20 Adhuc tua messis in herba est — Your crop is 
still in grass. Ovid. 
A die — From that day. 

Adieu la voiture, adieu la boutique — Adieu to 
the carriage, adieu to the shop, i.e., to the busi- 
ness. Fr. Pr. 
Adieu, paniers ! vendanges sont faites — Fare- 
well, baskets ! vintage is over. Fr. 
Ad infinitum — To infinity. 
25 Ad interim — Meanwhile. 

Ad internecionem — To extermination. 

A Dio spiacente ed a' nemici sui — Hateful to 

God and the enemies of God. Dante. 
A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando — Praying 

to God and smiting with the hammer. Sf>. Pr. 
A discretion — Without any restriction (lit. at 
discretion). Fr. 
30 Ad libitum — At pleasure. 

Ad majorem Dei gloriam — To the greater glory 

of God (31. of the Jesuits). 
Ad mala quisque animum referat sua — Let each 

recall his own woes. Ovid. 
Admiration praises ; love is dumb. Borne. 
Ad modum — In the manner. 
35 Ad nauseam — To disgust ; sickening. 

Ad ogni santo la sua torcia — To every saint his 

own torch, i.e., his place of honour. It. Pr. 
Ad ogni uocello suo nido e bello — Every bird 

thinks its own nest beautiful. //. Pr. 
Ad ognuno par piu grave la croce sua— Every 
one thinks his own cross the hardest to bear. 
It. Pr. 
A dog's life— hunger and ease. 

A dog winna yowl if you fell him wi' a bane. 40 



Adolescentem verecundum esse decet- 

young man ought to be modest. Plant. 
Ad omnem libidinem projectus homo — A man 

addicted to every lust. 
Add - sacan y non pon, presto llegan al hondon 

— By ever taking out and never putting in, one 

soon reaches the bottom. Sj>. Pr. 
Ad patres — Dead ; to death (lit. to the fathers). 
A downright contradiction is equally mys- 45 

terious to wise men as to fools. Goethe. 
Ad perditam securim manubrium adjicere — To 

throw the helve after the hatchet, i.e., to give up 

in despair. 
Ad perniciem solet agi sinceritas — Honesty is 

often goaded to ruin. Phcedr. 
Ad pcenitendum properat, cito qui judicat— He 

who decides in haste repents in haste. Pub. Syr. 
Ad populum phaleras, ego te intus et in cute 

novi — To the vulgar herd with your trappings ; 

for me, I know you both inside and out. Pers. 
Ad quaestionem legis respondent judices, ad 50 

quasstionem facti respondent juratores — It 

is the judge's business to answer to the question 

of law, the jury's to answer to the question of 

fact. L. 
Ad quod damnum — To what damage. L. 
Ad referendum — For further consideration. 
Ad rem — To the point (lit. to the thing). 
A droit — To the right. Fr. 
A drop of honey catches more flies than a 55 

hogshead of vinegar. Pr. 
A drop of water has all the properties of water, 

but it cannot exhibit a storm. Emerson. 
A drowning man will catch at a straw. Pr. 
Adscriptus glebae — Attached to the soil. 
Adsit regula, peccatis quae poenas irroget 

aequas — Have a rule apportioning to each offence 

its appropriate penalty. Hor. 
Adstrictus necessitate — Bound by necessity. Cic. 60 
Ad summum — To the highest point. 
Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio- One 

is quick to suspect where one has suffered harm 

before. Pub. Syr. 
Ad unguem — To a nicety (lit. to the nail). 
Ad unum omnes — All to a (lit. one) man. 
A dur ane dur aiguillon — A hard goad for a stub- 65 

born ass. Fr. Pr. 
Ad utrumque paratus — Prepared for either case. 
Ad valorem — According to the value. 
Advantage is a better soldier than rashness. 

Hen. V., iii. 6. 
Adversa virtute repello— I repel adversity by 

valour. 31. 
Adversity is a great schoolmistress, as many 70 

a poor fellow knows that has whimpered over 

his lesson before her awful chair. Thackeray. 

Adversity's sweet milk philosophy. Rom. and 

Jul, iii. 3. 
Adversus solem ne loquitor— Speak not against 
the sun, i.e., don't argue against what is sun-clear. 
Ad vitam aut culpam- Till some misconduct be 

proved (lit. for life or fault). 
Ad vivum — To the life. 

A dwarf sees farther than the giant when he 75 
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JEgis fortissima virtus — Virtue is the strongest 
shield. M. 

/Egrescit medendo — The remedy is worse than 
the disease (lit. the disorder increases with the 

JEgri somnia vana — The delusive dreams of a 
sick man. Hor. 

/Egroto, dum anima est, spes est — While a sick 
man has life, there is hope. Pr. 
5 Ae half o' the world doesna ken how the ither 
half lives. Sc. Pr. 

Ae man may tak' a horse to the water, but 
twenty winna gar (make) him drink. Sc. Pr. 

Ae man's meat is anither man's poison. Sc. Pr. 

,/Emulatio aemulationem parit — Emulation be- 
gets emulation. Pr. 

.(Emulus atque imitator studiorum ac laborum 
— A rival and imitator of his studies and labours. 
10 Aendern und bessern sind zwei — To change, and 
to change for the better, are two different things. 
Ger. Pr. 

^Equabiliter et diligenter— By equity and dili- 
gence. M. 

/Equa lege necessitas / Sortitur insignes et 
imos — Necessity apportions impartially to high 
and low alike. Hor. 

Equant memento rebus in arduis / Servare 
mentem, non secus jn bonis / Ab insolenti 
temperatam Lffititia — Be sure to preserve an 
unruffled mind in adversity, as well as one re- 
strained from immoderate joy in prosperity. Hor. 

JEqxxam servare mentem — To preserve an even 
temper. M. 
15 jEquanimiter — With equanimity. M. 

.fliqua tellus / Pauperi recluditur / Regumque 
pueris — The impartial earth opens alike for the 
child of the pauper and of the king. Hor. 

^quo animo — With an even or equable mind. M. 

/Equum est / Peccatis veniam poscentem red- 
dere rursus — It is fair that he who begs to be 
forgiven should in turn forgive. Hor. 

/Ere perennius — More enduring than brass. Hor. 
20/Erugo animi, rubigo ingenii — Rust, viz.,' idle- 
ness, of mind is the blight of genius, i.e., natural 
capability of every kind. 

ZEs debitorem leve, gravius inimicum facit— A 
slight debt makes a man your debtor ; a heavier 
one, your enemy. Later. 

./Etatem non tegunt tempora — Our temples do 
not conceal our age. 

/Eternum inter se discordant — They are eter- 
nally at variance with each other. 'Per. 

JEvo rarissima nostro simplicitas — Simplicity 
a very rare thing now-a-days. Ovid. 
25 A fact is a great thing : a sentence printed, 
if not by God, then at least by the Devil. 

A fact in our lives is valuable, not so far as it 
is true, but as it is significant. Goethe. 

A facto ad jus non datur consequentia — In- 
ference from the fact to the law is not legitimate. 
L. Max. 

"A fair day's wages for a fair day's work," is 
as just a demand as governed men ever 
made of governing ; yet in what corner of 
this planet was that ever realised ? Carlyle. 
A fair face may hide a foul heart. Pr. 
30 A faithful friend is a true image of the Deity. 

A fault confessed is half redressed. Pr. 

A favour does not consist in the service done, 

but in the spirit of the man who confers it. 

A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind. 

Garr ck. 
A fellow who speculates is like an animal on a 

barren heath, driven round and round by an 

evil spirit, while there extends on all sides 

of him a beautiful green meadow-pasture. 

" A few strong instincts and a few plain rules " 85 

suffice us. Emerson, from Wordsworth. 
Affaire d'amour — A love affair. Fr. 
Affaire d'honneur — An affair of honour ; a duel. 

Affaire du cceur — An affair of the heart. Fr. 
Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed. 

Affection lights a brighter flame / Than ever 40 

blazed by art. Comper. 
Affirmatim — In the affirmative. 
AfHavit Deus et dissipantur — God sent forth his 

breath, and they are scattered. Inscription on 

medal struck to commemorate the destruction of 

the Spanish A rmada. 
Afflictions are blessings in disguise. Pr. 
A fiery soul, which, working out its way / 

Fretted the pigmy body to decay. Dryden. 
A fin— To the end. 45 

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of 

a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of 

a fool. /. Roux. 
A fixed idea ends in madness or heroism. 

Victor PI ago. 
A flute lay side by side with Frederick the 

Great's baton of command. Jean Paul. 
A fly is as untamable as a hyena. Emerson. 
A fog cannot be dispelled with a fan. Japan. Pr. 50 
A fond— Thoroughly (lit. to the bottom). 
A fonte puro pura defluit aqua — From a pure 

spring pure water flows. Pr. 
A fortiori — With stronger reason. 
A fool always accuses other people ; a par- 
tially wise man. himself; a wholly wise man, 

neither himself nor others. Herder. 
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire 55 

him. Boileau. 
A fool and his money are soon parted. Pr. 
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the 

fool. Biiliuer. 
A fool is often as dangerous to deal with as a 

knave, and always more incorrigible. Colton. 
A fool is wise in his own conceit. Pr. 
A fool knows more in his own house than a 60 

wise man in another's. Pr. 
A fool may give a wise man counsel. Pr. 
A fool may make money, but it takes a wise 

man to spend it. Pr. 
A fool may sometimes have talent, but he 

never has judgment. La Roche. 
A fool may speer (a>k) mair questions than a 

wise man can answer. Sc. Pr. 
A fool resents good counsel, but a wise man 65 

lays it to heart. Confucius. 
A fool's bolt is soon shot. Hen. J'., iii. 7. 
A fool's bolt may sometimes hit the mark. Pr. 
A fool when he is silent is counted wise. Pr. 


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A fool who has a flash of wit creates astonish- 
ment and scandal, like a hack-horse setting 
out to gallop. Chamfort. 

A fop is the mercer's friend, the tailor's fool, 
and his own foe. Lavater. 

A force de mal aller tout ira bien — By dint of 
going wrong all will go right. Fr. Pr. 

A force de peindre le diable sur les murs, il 
finit par apparaitre en personne — If you keep 
painting the devil on the walls, he will by and 
by appear to you in person. Fr. Pr. 
5 A friend in court makes the process short. / V. 
,~A friend is a person with whom I may be sin- 
cere. Emerson. 

A friend is never known till needed. Pr. 

A friend loveth at all times. /:i;<le. 

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece 
of Nature. Emerson. 
10 A friend's eye is a good looking-glass. Gael. Pr. 

A friendship will be young at the end of a 
century, a passion old at the end of three 
months. Nigu. 

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. 

A fronte prsecipitium, a tergo lupus — A precipice 
before, a wolf behind. Pr. 

After dinner rest awhile ; after supper walk 
a mile. Pr. 
15 After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Mac!'., 

iii. 2. 
After meat mustard, i.e., too late. 
After the spirit of discernment, the next rarest 

things in the world are diamonds and pearls. 

La Bruyire. 
After-wit is everybody's wit. Pr. 
A full cup is hard to carry. Pr. 
20 A ganging fit (foot) is aye getting. Sc. Pr. 
A gauche— To the left. Fr. 
Age does not make us childish, as people say ; 

it only finds us still true children. Goethe. 
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. G. II '. 

Age without cheerfulness is a Lapland winter 

without a sun. Colton. 
25 A genius is one who is endowed with an excess 

of nervous energy and sensibility. Schopen- 
Agent de change — A stockbroker. Fr. 
A gentleman makes no noise ; a lady is serene. 

A gentleman's first cjiarac±erls±ic-is_fineness 

of nature, Kusian. 
A-geTrtteman that will speak more in a minute 

than he will stand to in a month. Rom. and 

Jul., ii. |. 
30 Age quod agis— Attend to {lit. do) what you are 

Agere considerate pluris est quam cogitare 
prudenter It is ol more consequence to act 
con iderately than to think sagely. ■ 

Agiotage- -Stockbroking. Fr. 

A giving hand, though foul, shall have fair 
praise. /.. . ost, iv. i. 

Agnosco veteris vestigia flanuna; 1 own I feel 
traces "f an old passion. ' 'i>g. 
35 A God all mercy is a God unjust. Young. 

A God I peaks softly in our breast ; softly, yet 
distinctly, shows us what to hold by and 
what to slum. Goethe. 

A gold key opens every door. Pr. 

A good bargain is a pick-purse. Pr. 

A good beginning makes a good ending. Pr. 

A good book is the precious life-blood of a 40 

master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up 

on purpose to a life beyond life. Milton. 
A good friend is my nearest relation. Pr. 
A good horse should be seldom spurred. Pr. 
A good inclination is only the first rude 

draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes 

are from the will. South. 
A good king is a public servant. Benjonson. 
A good laugh is sunshine in a house. Thackeray. 45 
A good law is one that holds, whether you 

recognise it or not ; a bad law is one that 

cannot, however much you ordain it. Raskin. 
A good man in his dark striving is. I should 

say, conscious ot the right way. Goethe. 
A good man shall be satisfied from himself. 

A good marksman may miss. Pr. 
A good name is sooner lost than won. Pr, 50 
A good presence is a letter of recommenda- 
tion. /';-. 
A good reader is nearly as rare as a good 

writer. // 'illmott. 
A good rider on a good horse is as much 

above himself and others as the world can 

make him. Lord Herbert o/Cherbury. 
A good road and a wise traveller are two 

different things. Pr. 
A good solid bit of work lasts. George Eiiot. 55 
A good surgeon must have an eagle s eye, a 

lion's heart, and a lady s hand. Pr. 
A good thought is a great boon. Bone*. 
A good wife and health are a man's best 

wealth. Pr. 
A gorge deployee — With full throat. Fr. 
A government for protecting business and GO 

bread only is but a carcase, and soon falls 

by its own corruption to decay. A. J'. 

Ale, -ft. 
A government may not waver ; once it has 

chosen its course, it must, without looking 

to right or left, thenceforth go forward. 

A grands frais— At great expense. Fr. 
A grave and a majestic exterior is the palace 

of the soul. Chinese Pr. 
A great anguish may do the work of years, 

and we may come out from that baptism of 

fire with a soul full of new awe and new 

pity. George I lit .'. 
A great deal may and must be done which we G5 

dare not acknowledge in words, i 
A great genius takes shape by contact with 

another gre t genius, but less by assimila- 
tion than by friction. Heine. 
A great licentiousness treads on the heels of 

a reformation, i i 
A great man is he who can call together the 

most select company when it pleases him. 

A great man is one who affects the mind of 

his generation. Disraeli. 
A great man living for high ends is the 70 

divinest thing that can be seen on earth. 

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A great man quotes bravely, and will not c'raw 
on his invention when his memory serves 
him with a word as good. Emerson. 
A great master always appropriates what is 
good in his predecessors, and it is this which 
makes him great. Goethe. 
A great observer, and he looks / Quite through 

the deeds of men. Jul. Cos., i. 2. 
A great reputation is a great noise ; the more 
there is made, the farther off it is heard. 
5 A great revolution is never the fault of the 
people, but of the government. Goethe. 
A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher. 

A great spirit errs as well as a little one, 
the former because it knows no bounds, the 
latter because it confounds its own horizon 
with that of the universe. Goethe. 
A great thing can only be done by a great 
man, and he does it without effort. Ruskin. 
A great thing is a great book, but greater than 
all is the talk of a great man. Disraeli. 
10 A great writer does not reveal himself here 
and there, but everywhere. Lowell. 
Agree, for the law is costly. Pr. 
A green winter makes a fat churchyard. Pr. 
A grey eye is a sly eye ; a brown one indi- 
cates a roguish humour ; a blue eye ex- 
presses fidelity ; while the sparkling of a 
dark eye is, like the ways of Providence, 
always a riddle. Bodenstedt. 
A growing youth has a wolf in his belly. Pr. 
15 Agues come on horseback and go away on 
foot. Pr. 
A guilty conscience needs no accuser. Pr. 
A hair of the dog that bit him. Pr. 
A haute voix — Loudly ; audibly. P'r. 
A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a 
hand to execute. Gibbon. 
20 A hedge between, keeps friendship green. Pr. 
Ah! il n'y a plus d'enfants — Ah! there are no 

children now-a-days ! Mol. 
Ah me ! for aught that ever I could read . . . I 
The course of true love never did run smooth. 
Mid. N.'s Dieaiu, i. 1. 
Ah me ! how sweet this world is to the dying ! 

A hook's well lost to catch a salmon. Pr. 
25 A horse ! a horse ! my kingdom for a horse. 
Rich. III., v. 4. 
Ah ! pour etre devot, je n'en suis pas moins 
homme — Though I am a religious man, I am 
not therefore the less a man. Mol. 
Ah ! quam dulce est meminisse — Ah ! how sweet 

it is to remember ! M. 
Ah ! that deceit should steal such gentle 
shapes / And with a virtuous visor hide 
deep vice. Rich. III., ii. 2. 
A hundred years cannot repair a moment's 
loss of honour. Pr. 
30 A hungry belly has no ears. Pr. 

Ah ! vitam perdidi operose nihil agendo — I have 
lost my life, alas ! in laboriously doing nothing. 
Aide-toi, et le ciel l'aidera — Help yourself and 

Heaven will help you. Pr. 
At av/jupopal woiovut. /jlclk po\6yovs — Misfortunes 

AtOoJS oXwXei' — Modesty has died out. Theognis. 
Ainsi que son esprit, tout peuple a son Ian- 35 

gage — Every nation has its own language as 

well as its own temperament. / oltaite. 
Air de fete — Looking festive. Pr. 
Air distingue — Distinguished looking, pr. 
Airs of importance are the credentials of im- 
potence. Lavatcr. 
Aise a dire est difficile a faire — Easy to say is 

hard to do. Pr. Pr. 
A jest loses its point when he who makes it 40 

is the first to laugh. Schiller. 
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that 

hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that 

makes it. Love's L. Lost, v. 2. 
A Jove principium — Beginning with Jove. 
A judge who cannot punish, associates himself 

in the end with the criminal. Goethe. 
A judicious (verstandiger) man is of much value 

for himself, of little for the whole. Goethe. 
A king of shreds and patches. Hani., hi. 4. 45 
A king's son is no nobler than his company. 

Gael. Pr. 
A knavish speech sleeps^ in a foolish ear. 

11 am., iv. 2. 
A labandon — At random ; little cared for. Pr. 
A la belle etoile — In the open air. Pr. 
A la bonne heure — Well-timed ; very well. Fr. 50 
A l'abri— Under shelter. Pr. 
A la chandelle la chevre semble demoiselle — 
By candlelight a goat looks like a young lady. 
Pr. Pr. 
A la derobee — By stealth. Fr. 
A la fin saura-t-on qui a mange le lard — We 
shall know in the end who ate the bacon. 1 r. Pr. 
A la francaise — In the French fashion. 1 r. 55 

A la lettre — Literally. Fr. 
A la mode — According to the fashion. Fr. 
A l'amour satisfait tout son charme est ote— 
When love is satisfied all the charm of it is gone. 
A la portee de tout le monde — Within reach of 

every one. Pr. 
A la presse vont les fous — Fools go in crowds. 60 

Pr. Pr. 
Alas ! the devil's sooner raised than laid. 

A last judgment is necessary, because fools 

flourish. 1 1 in. Blake. 
A last judgment is not for making bad men 
better, but for hindering them from oppress- 
ing the good. // vi. Hlake. 
A latere — From the side of (sc. the Pope). 
A lazy man is necessarily a bad man ; an 65 
idle, is necessarily a demoralised population. 
Albae gallinse filius — The son of a white hen. 
Album calculum addere — To give a white stone, 
i.e., to vote for, by putting a white stone into an 
urn, a black one indicating rejection. 
Al corral con alio — Out of the window with it. 

Alea belli — The hazard of war. 

Alea jacta est — The die is cast. 70 

Alea judiciorum — The hazard or uncertainty of 

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A learned man is a tank ; a wise man is a 

spring-. //'. R. Alger. 
Al enemigo, si vuelve la espalda, la puente 

de plata — Make a bridge of silver for the flying 

enemy. Sp. Pr. 
Alere flammam— To feed the flame. 
Ales volat propriis — A bird flies to its own. 
5 Al fin se canta la Gloria — Not till the end is the 

Gloria chanted. Sp. Pr. 
Al fresco — In the open air. It. 
Aliam excute quercum — Go, shake some other 

oak (of its fruit). Pr. 
Alia res sceptrum, alia plectrum — Ruling men 

is one thing, fiddling to them another. Pr, 
A liar is always lavish of oaths. Corneille. 
10 A liar should have a good memory. Pr. 
Alias — Otherwise. 
Alia tentanda via est— We must try another 

Alibi— Elsewhere. 
A lie is like a snowball ; the farther you roll 

it. the bigger it becomes. Luther. 
15 A lie has no leg's, but scandal has wings. 

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest 

of lies. Tennyson 
Aliena negotia centum / Per caput, et circa 

saliunt latus — A hundred affairs of other people 

leap through my head and at my side. Hor. 
Aliena negotia euro / Excussus propriis — I 

attend to other people's affairs, baffled with my 

own. Hor. 
Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent — That 

which belongs to others pleases us most ; that 

which belongs to us pleases others more. Pub. 

20 Aliena opprobria saepe Absterrent vitiis — We 

are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of 

others. Hor. 
Aliena optimum frui insania— It is best to profit 

by the madness of other people. Pr. 
Aliena vitia in oculis habemus ; a tergo nostra 

sunt — We keep the faults of others before our 

eyes ; our own behind our backs. Sen. 
Alieni appetens, sui profusus — Covetous of other 

men's property, prodigal of his own. Sail. 
Alieni temporis flores — Flowers of other days. 
25 Alieno in loco baud stabile regnum est — Sove- 
reignty over a foreign land is insecure. Sen. 
Alieno more vivendum est mihi — I must live 

according to another's humour. 'Per. 
Alienos agros irrigas tuis sitientibus — You 

water the fields of others, while your own are 

parched. Pr. 
A lie should be trampled on and extinguished 

wherever found. Carlyle. 
A lie which is all a lie may be met and fought 

with outright But a lie which is part a truth 

is a harder matter to fight. Tennyson. 
30 A life that is worth writing at all is worth 

writing minutely. Longfellow. 
A light heart lives long. Pr. 
Alii sementem faciunt, alii metentem — Some do 

the sowing, others the reaping. 
Aliis laitus, sapiens sibi- Cheerful for others, 

wise for himself. I'r. 
A 1'impossible nul nest tenu — No one . 

held bound to do what is impossible. Fr, Pr. 
35 A linipioviste — Unawares. Fr. 

Aliorum medicus, ipse ulceribus scates — A 

physician to others, while you yourself are full 

of ulcers. 
Alio sub sole — Under another sky {lit. sun). 
Aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus — Some- 
times even the good Homer nods. Hor. 
Aliquis non debet esse judex in propria causa 

■ — No one may sit as judge in his own case. L. 
Alis volat propriis — He flies with his own wings. 40 

A little body often harbours a great soul. 

A little fire is quickly trodden out ; / Which 

being suffered, rivers cannot quench. 3 Hen. 

VI., iv. S. 
A little is better than none. Pr. 
A little learning is a dangerous thing / Drink 

deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. Pope. 
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 45 

A little more than kin, and less than kind. 

Ham., i. 2. 
A little neglect may breed great mischief. 

A little philosophy inclineth a man s mind to 

atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth 

men's minds about to religion. Bacon. 
A little spark maks muckle wark. Sc. Pr. 
Alitur vitium vivitque tegendo — Evil is nour- 50 

ished and grows by concealment. Virg. 
Aliud est celare, aliud tacere — To conceal is one 

thing, to say nothing is another. L. Max. 
Aliud et idem — Another and the same. 
Aliud legunt pueri. aliud viri, aliud senes — 

Hoys read books one way, men another, old 

men another. Per. 
A living dog is better than a dead lion. Pr. 
Alle anderen Dinge miissen; der Mensch ist 55 

das Wesen, welches will — All other things 

must ; man is the only creature who wills. 

Alle Frachten lichten, sagte der Schiffer, da 

warf er seine Frau iiber Bord— All freights 

lighten, said the skipper, as he threw his wife 

into the sea. Ger. Pr. 
Allegans contraria non est audiendus— No one 

is to be heard whose evidence is contradictory. 

L. Max. 

Allen gehort, was du denkest ; dein eigen 
ist nur, was du fuhlest — What you think 
1> longs to all ; only what you feel is your own. 

Aller Anfang ist heiter ; die Schwelle ist der 
Platz der Erwartung — Every beginning is 
cheerful ; the threshold is the place of expec- 
tation. Goethe. 

Aller Anfang ist schwer, sprach der Dieb, und 60 
stahl zuerst einen Amboss— Every beginning 

is difficult, said the thief, u hen he began by 

stealing an an\ il. Ger. i'r. 
Alle Schuld racht sich auf Erden — Every offence 

is avenged an earth. Goethe. 
Alles Gescheidte ist schon gedacht worden ; 

man muss nur versuchen, es noch einmal 

zu denken— Everything wise Ins already been 

thought; one can only try ami think it once 

mora. Goethe. 

Alles Vergangliche ist nur ein Gleichniss — 
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Alles wanket, wo der Glaube fehlt — All is 
unsteady (lit. wavers) where faith fails. Ger. 

Alles ware gut, war kein Aber dabei— Every- 
thing would be right if it were not for the " Buts." 
Ger. Pr. 

Alles, was ist, ist verniinftig— Everything which 
is, is agreeable to reason. Hegel. 

Alles zu retten, muss alles gewagt werden^ 
To save all, we must risk all. Schiller. 

All advantages are attended with disadvan- 
tages. Hume. 

All are but parts of one stupendous whole / 
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. 

All argument will vanish before one touch of 
Nature. Caiman. 

All are not hunters that blow the horn. Pr. 

All are not saints that go to church. Pr. 

All are not soldiers that go to the wars. 

All are not thieves that dogs bark at. Pr. 

All art is great, and good, and true, only so 
far as it is distinctively the work of manhood 
in its entire and highest sense. Ruskin. 

All balloons give up their gas in the pressure 
of things, and collapse in a sufficiently 
wretched manner erelong. Carlyle. 

All battle is misunderstanding. Goethe. 

All beginnings are easy ; it is the ulterior 
steps that are of most difficult ascent and 
most rarely taken. Goethe. 

All cats are grey in the dark. Pr. 

All censure of a man's self is oblique praise ; 
it is in order to show how much he can 
spare. Johnson. 

All cruelty springs from weakness. Sen. 

All death in nature is birth. Fichte. 

All deep joy has something of awful in it. 

All delights are vain ; but that most vain / 
Which, with pain purchas'd, doth inherit 
pain. Lo7'e's L. Lost, i. r. 

All destruction, by violent revolution or how- 
soever it be, is but new creation on a wider 
scale. Carlyle. 

All disputation makes the mind deaf, and 
when people are deaf I am dumb. Jouhcrt. 

"AW iffTLV, ZvOa xh Slktj fi\afi7]v (pipei— Some- 
times justice does harm. Sophocles. 
I All evil is as a nightmare ; the instant you 
begin to stir under it, the evil is gone. Car- 

All evils, when extreme, are the same. Corncille. 

All faults are properly shortcomings. Goethe. 

All faiths are to their own believers just / For 
none believe because they will, but must. 
Dry den. 

All feet tread not in one shoe. Pr. 
i All flesh consorteth according to its kind, and 
a man will cleave to his like. Ecclus. 

All forms of government are good, so far as 
the wise and kind in them govern the unwise 
and unkind. Raskin. 

All good colour is in some degree pensive, 
and the purest and most thoughtful minds 
are those which love colour the most. 

All good government must begin at home. 

H. R. Haiveis. 
All good has an end but the goodness of God. 

Gael. Pr. 
All good things / Are ours, nor soul helps 35 

flesh more now / Than flesh helps soul. 

All good things go in threes. Ger. and Pr. 

All governments are to some extent a treaty 

with the Devil. Jacobi. 
All great art is the expression of man's delight 

in God's work, not in his own. Ruskin. 
All great discoveries are made by men whose 

feelings run ahead of their thinkings. C. H. 

All great peoples are conservative. Car- 40 

All great song has been sincere song. Ruskin. 
All healthy things are sweet-tempered. Emer- 
All his geese are swans. Pr. 
All history is an inarticulate Bible. Carlyle. 
All immortal writers speak out of their hearts. 45 

All imposture weakens confidence and chills 

benevolence. Johnson. 
All inmost things are melodious, naturally 

utter themselves in song. Carlyle. 
All is but toys. Macb,, ii. 3. 
All is good that God sends us. Pr. 
All is influence except ourselves. Goethe. 50 

All is not gold that glitters. Pr. 
All is not lost that's in peril. Pr. 
All live by seeming. Old Play. 
All living objects do by necessity form to 

themselves a skin. Carlyle. 
Allmachtig ist doch das Gold ; auch Mphren 55 

kann's bleichen — Gold is omnipotent ; it can 

make even the Moor white. Schiller. 
All mankind love a lover. Emerson. 
All man's miseries go to prove his greatness. 

All martyrdoms looked mean when they were 

suffered. Emerson. 
All measures of reformation are effective in 

proportion to their timeliness. Ruskin. 
All men are bores except when we want them. 60 

All men are born sincere and die deceivers. 

Vauven argues. 
All men are fools, and with every effort they 

differ only in the degree. Boileau. 
All men commend patience, though few be 

willing to practise it. Thomas a Kempis. 
All men have their price. Anon. 
All men honour love, because it looks up, and 65 

not down. Emerson. 
All men, if they work not as in the great task- 
master's eye, will work wrong. Carlyle. 
All men live by truth, and stand in need of 

expression. Emerson. 
All men may dare what has by man been done. 

All men that are ruined are ruined on the side 

of their natural propensities. Burke. 
All men think all men mortal but themselves. 70 



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All men would be masters of others, and no 

man is lord of himself. Goethe. 
All men who know not where to look for truth, 

save in the narrow well of self, will find their 

own image at the bottom and mistake it for 

what they are seeking. Lowell. 
All minds quote. Old and new make up the 

warp and woof of every moment. Emerson. 
All mischief comes from our inability to be 

alone. La liruyere. 
5 All money is but a divisible title-deed. Ries/chi. 
All my possessions for a moment of time ! 

Queen Elizabeth's last -words. 
All nature is but art unknown to thee. / All 

chance, direction which thou canst not see. / 

All discord, harmony not understood ; / All 

partial evil, universal good. Pope. 
All nobility in its beginnings was somebody's 

natural superiority. Emerson. 
All objects are as windows through which the 

philosophic eye looks into infinitude. Car- 

10 All orators are dumb when beauty pleadeth. 

ctXX' ov Zei'S &v8p€acn vo-qfxara Travra Tekeina 

— Zeus, however, does not give effect to all the 

schemes of man. J loin. 

'AXXos 6716 — Alter ego. Zeno's definition of a 

All our evils are imaginary, except pain of 

body and remorse of conscience. Rousseau. 
All our most honest striving prospers only in 
unconscious moments. Goethe. 
15 All passions exaggerate ; and they are pas- 
sions only because they do exaggerate. 
All pleasure must be bought at the price of 

pain. John Foster. 
All power appears only in transition. Noz'alis. 
All power, even the most despotic, rests ulti- 
mately on opinion. Hume. 
All power of fancy over reason is a degree of 
insanity. Johnson. 
20 All promise outruns performance. Emerson. 
All public disorder proceeds from want of 

work. Courier. 
All speech, even the commonest, has some- 
thing of song in it. Carlyle. 
All strength lies within, not without. Jean Paul. 
All strong men love life. Heine. 
25 All strong souls are related. Schiller. 
All's well that ends well. Pr. 
All talent, all intellect, is in the first place 

moral. Carlyle. 
All that a man has he will give for right rela- 
tions with his mates. Emersoi . 
All that glisters is not gold : / Gilded tombs do 
worms infold. Mer of /'<•«., ii. 7. 
30 All that is best in the great poets of all coun- 
tries is not what is national in them, but 
what is universal. Longfellow. 
All that is human must retrograde, if it do not 

advance. Gibbon. 
All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, 
and appears to sleep until it is aroused anil 
summoned forth by contrast. Gott e. 
All that lives must die, ,' Passing through 
nature to eternity. Ham., i. .-. 

All that man does and brings to pass is the 

vesture of a thought. Sartbr Resartus. 
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, 3, 
or been, it is all lying in magic preservation 
in the pages of books. Carlyle. 
All that tread the globe are but a handful to 
the tribes that slumber in its bosom. Bryant. 
All the armed prophets have conquered, all 

the unarmed have perished. Ma< h.'ar-elli. 
All the arts affecting culture (i.e., the fine arts) 
have a certain common bond, and are con- 
nected by a certain blood relationship with 
each other. Cic. 
All the difference between the wise man and 
the fool is, that the wise man keeps his 
counsel, and the fool reveals it. Gael. Pr. 
All the diseases of mind, leading to fatalest 4 
ruin, are due to the concentration of man 
upon himself, whether his heavenly interests 
or his worldly interests, matters not. Raskin. 
All the faults of the man I can pardon in the 
player ; no fault of the player can I pardon 
in the man. Goethe. 
All the good of which humanity is capable is 

comprised in obedience. /. S. Mill. 
All the great ages have been ages of belief. 

All the keys don t hang at one man's girdle. Pr. 
All the makers of dictionaries, all the com- 4 
pilers of opinions already printed, we may 
term plagiarists, but honest plagiarists, who 
arrogate not the merit of invention. Vol- 
All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten 

this little hand. Macb , v. 1. 
All the pursuits of men are the pursuits of 
women also, and in all of them a woman 
is only a weaker man. Plato. 
All the thinking in the world does not bring 
us to thought ; we must be right by nature, 
so that good thoughts may come. ( 
All the wit in the world is not in one head. Pr. 
All the wit in the world is thrown away upon I 

the man who has none. !■> uyire. 
All the world's a stage / And all the men and 
women merely players. As You Like It, 
ii. 7. 
All things are double, one against another. 
Good is set against evil, and life against 
death. Ecclus. 
All things are for the sake of the good, and it 
is the cause of everything beautiful. Plato. 
All things are in perpetual flux and fleeting. 

All things are symbolical, and what we call I 

results are beginnings. Plato. 
All things happen by necessity ; in Nature 

there is neither good nor bad. Spinoza. 
All things that are / Are with more spirit 

chased than enjoyed. Mer. of Ten., ii. 6. 
All things that love the sun are out of doors. 

// 'ordswoi tJi. 
All this (in the daily press) does not concern 
one in the least : one is neither the wiser 
nor the better for knowing what the day 
brings forth. Go, 
All true men are soldiers in the same army, 1 
to do battle against the same enemy -the 
empire of darkness and wrong. Carlyle. 
All truth is not to be told at all times. Pr, 


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All virtue is most rewarded, and all wicked- 
ness most punished, in itself. Bacon. 
All went as merry as a marriage-bell. Byron. 
All, were it only a withered leaf, works to- 
gether with all. Carlyle. 
All will be as God wills. Gael. Pr. 
» All wise men are of the same religion, and 
keep it to themselves. Lord Shaftesbury. 
All women are good, viz., for something or 

nothing. Pr. 
All work and no play makes Jack a du'.l boy. 

Allzugrosse Zartheit der Gefiihle ist ein 

wahres Ungliick — It is a real misfortune to 

have too great delicacy of feeling. C. J. 

Allzustraff gespannt, zerspringt der Bogen — 

If the bow is overstrained, it breaks. Schiller. 
10 Allzuviel ist nicht genug — Too much is not 

enough. Ger. Pr. 
Alma mater — A benign mother ; applied to one's 

university, also to the "all-nourishing" earth. 
Al molino, ed alia sposa / Sempre manca 

qualche cosa — A mill and a woman are always 

in want of something. It. Pr. 
Almost all our sorrows spring out of our rela- 
tions with other people. Schopenhauer. 
Almsgiving never made any man poor. Pr. 
15 A loan should come laughing home. Pr. 

A l'oeuvre on connait I'artisan— By the work 

one knows the workman. La Font. 
A loisir — At leisure. Fr. 
Alomban es szerelemben nines lehetetlenseej — 

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. 

J. Arany. 
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life / They 

kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Gray. 
20 A los bobos se les aperece la Madre de Dios — 

The mother of God appears to fools. Sp. Pr. 
A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind. Love's 

L. Lost, lv. 3. 
Alte fert aquila — The eagle bears me on high. M. 
Altera manu fert lapidem, altera panem os- 

tentat — He carries a stone in one hand, and 

shows bread in the other. Pr 
Altera manu scabunt, altera feriunt — They 

tickle with one hand and smite with the other. 

25 Alter ego — Another or second self. 
Alter idem — Another exactly the same. 
Alter ipse amicus — A friend is a second self. Pr. 
Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest — Let no 

man be slave of another who can be his own 

master. St. of Paracelsus. 
Alter remus aquas, alter mihi radat arenas- 
Let me skim the water with one oar, and with 

the other touch the sands, i.e., so as not to go 

out of my depth. 
30 Alterum tantum — As much more. 

Although men are accused of not knowing 

their weakness, yet perhaps as few know 

their strength. Swift. 
Although the last, not least. King- Lear, i. 1. 
Altissima quseque flumina minimo sono labun- 

tur — The deepest rivers flow with the least noise. 

Alt ist das Wort, doch bleibet hoch und wahr 

der Sinn— Old is the Word, yet does the mean- 
ing abide as high and true as ever. Faust. 

Altro diletto che' mparar, non provo — Learning 35 

is my sole delight. Petrarch. 
Always filling, never full. Ccnvf>er. 
Always have two strings to your bow. Pr. 
Always strive for the whole ; and if thou canst 

not become a whole thyself, connect thyself 

with a whole as a ministering member. 

Always there is a black spot in our sunshine, 

the shadow of ourselves. Carlyle. 
Always to distrust is an error, as well as always 40 

to trust. Goethe. 
Always win fools first : they talk much, and 

what they have once uttered they will stick 

to. Helps. 
Amabilis insania — A fine frenzy. Hor. 
A machine is not a man or a work of art ; it 

is destructive of humanity and art. // 'in. 

A madness most discreet, / A choking gall 

and a preserving sweet, i.e., Love is. Rom. 

ami Jul., i. 1. 
A mad world, my masters. Middleton. 45 

A main armee — By force of arms. Fr. 
Ama l'amico tuo con il diffetto suo— Love your 

friend with all his faults. It. Pr. 
A man at sixteen will prove a child at sixty. 

A man belongs to his age and race, even when 

he acts against them. Kenan. 
A man, be the heavens praised, is sufficient 50 

for himself ; yet were ten men, united in 

love, capable of being and doing what ten 

thousand singly would fail in. Carlyle. 
A man can be so changed by love as to be 

unrecognisable as the same person. Per. 
A man can do no more than he can. Pr. 
A man can keep another's secret better than 

his own ; a woman, her own better than 

another's. La Brnyere. 
A man canna wive and thrive the same year. 

Sc. Pr. 
A man can never be too much on his guard 55 

when he writes to the public, and never too 

easy towards those with whom he converses. 

A man can receive nothing except it be given 

him from heaven. John Baptist. 
A man cannot be in the seventeenth century 

and the nineteenth at one and the same 

moment. Carlyle s experience while editing 

Cromwell's Letters. 
A man cannot spin and reel at the same time. 

A man cannot whistle and drink at the same 

time. Pr. 
A man dishonoured is worse than dead. Cer- 60 

A man does not represent a fraction, but a 

whole number ; he is complete in himself. 

Sch openhauer. 
A man hears only what he understands. 

A man he was to all the country dear, / And 

passing rich with iorty pounds a year. Gold- 
A man in a farm and his thoughts away, is 

better out of it than in it. Gael. Pr. 
A man in debt is so far a slave. Emerson, 65 


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A man in the right, with God on his side, is in 

the majority, though he be alone. Amer. Pr. 
A man is a fool or his own physician at forty. 

A man is a golden impossibility. Emerson. 
A man is always nearest to his good when at 

home, and farthest from it when away. /. G. 

5 A man is king in his own house. Gael. Pr. 
A man is never happy till his vague striving 

has itself marked out its proper limitation. 

A man is not born the second time, any more 

than the first, without travail. Carlyle. 
A man is not as God, / But then most godlike 

being most a man. Tennyson. 
A man is not strong who takes convulsion fits, 

though six men cannot hold him ; only he 

that can walk under the heaviest weight 

without staggering. Carlyle. 
10 A man is only a relative and a representative 

nature. Emerson. 
A man is the facade of a temple wherein all 

wisdom and all good abide. Emerson. 
A man is the prisoner of his power. Emerson. 
A man lives by believing something ; not by 

debating and arguing about many things. 

A man may be proud of his house, and not ride 

on the rigging (ridge) of it. Sc. J^r. 
15 A man may do what he likes with his own. Pr. 
A man may smile, and smile, and be a villain. 

J I am., i. 5. 
A man may spit in his nieve and do little. Sc. Pr. 
A man may survive distress, but not disgrace. 

Gael. Pr. 
A man / More sinn'd against than sinning. 

King Lear, iii. 2. 
20 A man must ask his wife's leave to thrive. Pr. 
A man must become wise at his own expense. 

A man must be healthy before he can be holy. 

Mme. Swetchine. 
A man must be well off who is irritated by 

trifles, for in misfortune trifles are not felt. 

A man must carry knowledge with him if he 

would bring home knowledge. Johnson. 
25 A man must seek his happiness and inward 

peace from objects which cannot be taken 

away from him. //". von Humboldt. 
A man must take himself for better, for worse, 

as his portion. Emerson. 
A man must thank his defects, and stand in 

some terror of his talents. Emerson. 
A man must verify or expel his doubts, and 

convert them into certainty of Yes or No. 

A man must wait for the right moment. 

30 A man never feels the want of what it never 

occurs to him to ask for. Schopenhauer. 
A man never rises so high as when he knows 

not whither he is going. < lliver Cromwell. 
A man of intellect without energy added to it 

is a failure. ( ham/01 1. 
A man of maxims only is like a Cyclops with 

one eye, and that eye in the back of his 

head. Coleridge. 

A man of pleasure is a man of pains. Young. 
A man often pays dear for a small frugality. 35 

A man of the world must seem to be what he 

wishes to be. La Bntykre. 
A man of wit would often be much embarrassed 

without the company of fools. La Roche. 
A man only understands what is akin to some 

things already in his mind. Amiel. 
A man places himself on a level with him 

whom he praises. Goethe. 
A man protesting against error is on the way 40 

towards uniting himself with all men that 

believe in truth. Carlyle. 
A man so various, that he seem'd to be, / Not 

one, but all mankind's epitome. Dryden. 
A man that is young in years may be old in 

hours, if he have lost no time. /'■aeon. 
A man used to vicissitudes is not easily de- 
jected. Johnson. 
A man who cannot gird himself into harness 

will take no weight along these highways. 

A man who claps his Pegasus into a harness, 45 

and urges on his muse with the whip, will 

have to pay to Nature the penalty of this 

trespass. Schopenhauer. 
A man who does not know rigour cannot pity 

either. Carlyle. 
A man who feels that his religion is a slavery 

has not began to comprehend the real nature 

of it. /. G. Hollaiul. 
A man who has nothing to do is the devil's 

playfellow. /. G. Hollaiul. 
A man who is ignorant of foreign languages 

is ignorant of his own. Goof he. 
A man who reads much becomes arrogant and 50 

pedantic ; one who sees much becomes wise, 

sociable, and helpful. Lichteitberg. 
A man will love or hate solitude—that is, 

his own society — according as he is himse!f 

worthy or worthless. Schopenhauer. 
A man will not be observed in doing that which 

he can do best. Emerson. 
A man with half a volition goes backwards 

and forwards, and makes no way on the 

smoothest road. ( arlyle. 
A man with knowledge but without energy, is 

a house furnished but not inhabited ; a man 

with energy but no knowledge, a house dwelt 

in but unfurnished. John Sterling. 
A man's a man for a' that. Burns. 55 

A man's aye crousest in his ain cause. Sc. Pr. 
A man's best fortune or his worst is his wife. /V. 
A man's best things are nearest him, / Lie 

close about his feet. Monckton M lines. 
A man's fate is his own temper. Disraeli. 
A man's friends belong no more to him than 60 

he to them. Schopenhauer. 
A man's gift makes room for him. /V. 
A man's happiness consists infinitely more in 

admiration of the faculties of others than in 

confidence in his own. R 
A man's house is his castle. Pr. 
A man's power is hooped in by a necessity, 

which, by many experiments, he touches on 

every side until he learns its arc. Emerson, 
A man's task is always light if his heart is 65 

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A man's virtue is to be measured not by his 
extraordinary efforts, but his everyday con- 
duct. Pascal. 
A man's walking is a succession of falls. Pr. 
A man's wife is his blessing or his bane. Gael. 

Amantes, amentes — In love, in delirium. Ter. 
» Amantium irse amoris redintegratio est — The 
quarrels of lovers bring about a renewal of love. 
A man who cannot mind his own business is 

not to be trusted with the king's. Savillc. 
A ma puissance — To my power. M. 
Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur — To be in 
love and act wisely is scarcely in the power of 
a god. Faber. 
'AfJ.apTu\al . . . iv avdpibTroiaiv eTrovTcu 
dvrjrois — Proneness to sin cleaves fast to mortal 
men. Theognis. 
10 Ambigendi locus — Reason for questioning or 
Ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces — To scatter 

ambiguous reports among the people. / 'zrg. 
Ambition is not a vice of little people. Mon- 
Ambition is the germ from which all growth 

in nobleness proceeds. P. D. English. 
Ambos oder Hammer — One must be either anvil 
or hammer. Gcr. Pr. 
15 Ame damnee — Mere tool, underling. Pr. 
Ame de boue — Base, mean soul. Pr. 
Amende honorable — Satisfactory apology; re- 
paration. Pr. 
A mensa. et thoro — From bed and board ; divorced. 
A menteur, menteur a demi — To a liar, a liar 
and a half, i.e., one be a match for him. Pr. 
20 Amentium, haud amantium— Of lunatics, not 
A merchant shall hardly keep himself from 

doing wrong. Ecclus. 
A merciful man is merciful to his beast. Bible. 
A mere madness to live like a wretch and die 

rich. Burton. 
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine ; but 
a broken spirit drieth the bones. Bible. 
25 A merveille — To a wonder. Pr. 

Am Golde hangt doch Alles— On gold, after all, 

hangs everything. Margaret in "Faust." 
Amici, diem perdidi — Friends, I have lost a day. 
Titus (at the close of a day on which he had done 
good to no one). 
Amici probantur rebus adversis — Friends are 

proved by adversity. Cic. 
Amici vitium ni feras, prodis tuum— Unless you 
bear with the faults of a friend, you betray your 
own. Pub. Syr. 
30Amico d'ognuno, amico di nessuno — Every- 
body's friend is nobody's friend. It. Pr. 
Amicorum esse communia omnia — Friends' 

goods are all common property. Pr. 
Amicum ita habeas posse ut fieri hunc inimi- 
cum scias — Be on such terms with your friend 
as if you knew he may one day become your 
enemy. Laber. 
Amicum perdere est damnorum maximum — To 

lose a friend is the greatest of losses. Syr. 
Amicus animae dimidium — A friend the half of life. 
35 Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur— A true 
friend is seen when fortune wavers. Ennius. 

Amicus curiae — A friend to the court, i.e., an un- 
interested adviser in a case. 
Amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus 

— A friend is one soul in two bodies. A rist. 
Amicus humani generis — A friend of the human 

Amicus Plato, sed magis arnica Veritas— Plato 
is my friend, but truth is my divinity {lit. more 
a friend). 
Amicus usque ad aras — A friend to the very 40 

altar, i.e. , to the death. 
A mighty maze ! but not without a plan. Pope. 
A millstone and a man's heart are kept con- 
stantly revolving ; where they have nothing 
to grind, they grind and fray away their own 
substance. Logan 
A mirror is better than a whole gallery of 

ancestral portraits. Menzel. 
A miser is as furious about a halfpenny as the 
man of ambition about the conquest of a 
kingdom. Adam Smith. 
A miss is as good as a mile. Pr. 45 

' ' Am I to be saved ? or am I to be lost ? " Cer- 
tain to be lost, so long as you put that ques- 
tion. Car/yle. 
Amittit famam qui se indignis comparat — He 
loses repute who compares himself with unworthy 
people. Phcrdr. 
Amittit merito proprium, qui alienum appetit 
— He who covets what is another's, deservedly 
loses what is his own. (Moral of the fable of the 
dog and the shadow.) Phcedr. 
Am meisten Unkraut tragt der fettste Boden 
— The fattest soil brings forth the most weeds. 
Ger. Pr. 
A mob is a body voluntarily bereaving itself 50 
of reason and traversing its work. Emer- 
A modest confession of ignorance is the ripest 
and last attainment of philosophy. P. D. 
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's 

experience. Holmes. 
A monarchy is 'apt to fall by tyranny ; an 
aristocracy, by ambition ; a democracy, by 
tumults. Quarles. 
Among nations the head has alway preceded 

the heart by centuries. Joan Paul. 
Among the blind the one-eyed is a king. Pr. 55 
Amor al cor gentil ratto s' apprende.— Love is 

quickly learned by a noble heart. Dante. 
Amor a nullo amato amar perdona — Love spares 

no loved one from loving. Dante. 
Amor bleibt ein Schalk, und wer ihm ver- 
traut, ist betrogen— Cupid is ever a rogue, 
and whoever trusts him is deceived. Goethe. 
Amore e di sospetti fabro — Love is a forger of 

suspicions. It. Pr. 
Amore sitis uniti — Be ye united in love. 60 

Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus— Love 

is most fruitful both of honey and gall. Plant. 
Amor et obcedientia — Love and obedience. M. 
Amor gignit amorem — Love begets love. 
Amor omnibus idem — Love is the same in all. 

Amor patriae — Love of one's country. 65 

Amor proximi— Love for one's neighbour. 
Amor tutti eguaglia — Love makes all equal. It. 


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Amoto quaeramus seria ludo — Jesting aside, let 

us give attention to serious business. Hor. 
Amour avec loyaulte — Love with loyalty. M. 
Amour fait moult, argent fait tout — Love can 

do much, but money can do everything. Pr. Pr. 
Amour propre — Vanity ; self-love. Fr. 
5 A mouse never trusts its life to one hole only. 

Amphora coepit ' Institui : currente rota cur 

urceus exit ? — A vase was begun; why from the 

revolving wheel does it turn out a worthless 

pitcher ? Hor. 
Ampliat atatis spatium sibi vir bonus ; hoc est / 

Vivere bis vita, posse priore frui — The good 

man extends the term of his life ; it is to live twice, 

to be able to enjoy one's former life. Mar. 
Am Rhein, am Rhein, da wachsen uns re 

Reben — On the Rhine, on the Rhine, there 

grow our vines ! Claudius. 
Am sausenden Webstuhl der Zeit — On the noisy 

loom of Time. Goethe. 
10 Amt ohne Geld macht Diebe — Office without 

pay makes thieves. Ccr. Pr. 
A mucho hablar, mucho errar— Talk much, en- 
much. Sp. J'?: 
A multitude of sparks yields but a sorry light. 

A miel. 
Anacharsis among the Scythians — A wise man 

among unwise. 
An acre in Middlesex is better than a princi- 
pality in Utopia. Macaulay. 
15 An acre of performance is worth a whole world 

of promise. Hoi 
Analysis is not the business of the poet. His 

office is to portray, not to dissect. Macaulay. 
Analysis kills spontaneity, just as grain, once 

it is ground into flour, no longer springs and 

germinates. . I mid. 
An ambassador is an honest man sent to 

lie abroad for the commonwealth. Sir H 
II 'often. 
An ambitious man is slave to everybody. Fcijoo. 
20 A name is no despicable matter. Napoleon, 

for the sake of a great name, broke in pieces 

almost half a world. I 
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in 

German hearts. Bismarck. 
An archer is known by his aim, not by his 

arrows. Pr. 
An arc in the movement of a large intellect 

does not differ sensibly from a straight line. 

An Argus at home, a mole abroad. Pr. 
25 An army, like a serpent, goes on its belly. 

Frederick the Great I ) 
A narrow faith has much more energy than an 

enlightened one Amt 
An artist is a person who has submitted to 

a law which it is painful to obey, he 

may bestow a delight which it is 

to bestow. Ruskin. 
An artist is only then truly praised by us when 

we forget him in his work. 
An artist must have his measuring tools, no'. 

in the hand, but in the eye. 

30 An artist should be fit for the best society, and 
should keep out of it. Rusktn. 
An ass may bray a good while before he 
shakes the stars down. George Eliot. 

A nation which labours, and takes care of the 

fruits of labour, would be rich and happy, 

though there were no gold in the universe. 

'Ara-) Ka 5'oi'oe deol /uaxoircu— The gods them- 
selves do not fight against necessity. Gr. Pr. 
Anche il mar, che e si grande, si pacifica — Even 

the sea, great though it be, grows calm. It. Pr. 
Anch' io sono pittore — I too am a painter. Cor- 35 

reggio before a picture of Raphaels. 
Anche la rana morderebbe se avesse denti — 

Even the frog would bite if it had teeth. It. 

Ancient art corporealises the spiritual ; modern 

spiritualises the corporeal. 
Ancient art is plastic ; modern, pictorial. 

And better had they neer been born ; Who read 

to doubt, or read to scorn. Scott. 
And can eternity belong to me, , Poor pensioner 40 

on the bounties of an hour ? 1 'oung. 
And earthly power doth then show likest 

God s. When mercy seasons justice. Mer. 

of I 'en., iv. i. 
And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side. 

And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost. 

And he is oft the wisest man , Who is not 

wise at all. Wordsworth. 
"And is this all? " cried Caesar at his height, 45 

disgusted. Young. 
An dives sit omnes quaerunt. nemo an bonus— 

Everj- one inquires if he is rich ; no one a.-k> if 

he is good. 
And Mammon wins his way where seraphs 

might despair. Byron. 
I And much it grieved my heart to think / 

What man has made of man .' 
And. often times, excusing of a fault Do'h 

make the fault worse by the excuse. King 

lohn. iv. 2. 
And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, ' 50 

And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot. 

And thereby hangs a tale. As You Like It, 

ii. 7. 
And still they gazed, and still the wonder 

grew, That one small head could carry all 

he knew. Goidsnt 
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, 

finds tongues in trees, books in the running 

brooks, sermons in stones, and good in 

everything. As You Like it, ii. 1. 
A needle's eye is wide enough for two friends ; 

the whole world is too narrow for two foes. 
. i'r. 

'Al t\ov nai direxov— Bear and forbear. Epic- 

to: us. 
A nemico che fugge, fa tin ponte d oro - Make 55 

a bridge ol gold For an enemy who b flying from 

you. it. P>. 
An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles. Pr. 
An epigram often flashes light into regions 

where reason shines but dimly. 

i </i<r-, ut rai rdXu> ua.\ri<itTa.i — The 

man who runs away will fight again. 
An error is the more dangerous in proportion 

to the degree of truth which it contains. 



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Vn evening- red and morning grey, is a sure 
sign of a fair day. Pr. 

V new broom sweeps clean. Pr. 

V new life begins when a man once sees with 
his own eyes all that before he has but par- 
tially read or heard of. Goethe. 

V new principle is an inexhaustible source of 
new views. Vauvenargues. 

Vn eye like Mars, to threaten or command. 

Ham., iii. 4. 
Vnfang heiss, Mittel lau, Ende kalt — The 

beginning hot, the middle lukewarm, the end 

cold. Ger. Pr. 
Vngels are bright still, though the brightest 

fell. Mad., iv. 3. 
Vngels come to visit us, and we only know 

them when they are gone. George Eliot. 
Vnger is like / A full-hot horse ; who, being 

allow'd his way, / Self-mettle tires him. 

Hen. VIII., i. 2. 
\nger is one of the sinews of the soul. Fuller. 
Vnger resteth in the bosom of fools. Bible. 
Vnger, when it is long in coming, is the stronger 

when it comes, and the longer kept. Quarles. 
Vnglice — In English. 
Vngling is somewhat like poetry ; men are to 

be born so. Isaak Walton. 
Vnguis in herba — A snake in the grass. 
Vn honest citizen who maintains himself in- 
dustriously has everywhere as much freedom 

as he wants. Goethe. 
Vn honest man's the noblest work of God. 

Vn honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. 

Rick. III., iv. 4. 
Vn idle brain is the devil's workshop. Pr. 
Vn idler is a watch that wants both hands ; / 

As useless if it goes as if it stands. Cowper. 
Vn ill-willie (ill-natured) cow should have short 

horns. Sc. Pr. 
Vn ill wind that blows nobody good. Pr. 
Vn ill workman quarrels with his tools. Pr. 
Vnimal implume bipes — A two-legged animal 

without feathers. Plato's definition of man. 
Vnimals can enjoy, but only men can be cheer- 
ful. Jean Paul. 
Vnima mundi — The soul of the world. 
Vnimo segrotanti medicus est oratio — Kind 

words are as a physician to an afflicted spirit. 

Vnimo et fide — By courage and faith. M. 
Vnimo, non astutia — By courage, not by craft, ill. 
Vnimum pictura pascit inani — He feeds his soul 

on the unreal picture. I'irg. 
Vnimum rege, qui nisi paret imperat — Rule 

your spirit well, for if it is not subject to you, 

it will lord it over you II or. 
<Vnimus aequus optimum est serumnae condi- 

mentum — A patient mind is the best remedy 

for trouble. Plant. 
Animus furandi— The intention of stealing. L. 
Animus homini, quicquid sibi imperat, obtinet 

— The mind of man can accomplish whatever it 

resolves on. 
Animus hominis semper appetit agere aliquid 

— The mind of man is always longing to do 

something. Cie. 
Animus non deficit aequus— Equanimity does 

not fail us. M. 

Animus quod perdidit optat / Atque in prae- 

terita se totus imagine versat — The mind 

ye i-ns after what is gone, and loses itself in 

dr-j::ming of the past. Petron. 
An indifferent agreement is better than a good 

verdict. Pr. 
An individual helps not ; only he who unites 

with many at the proper time. Goethe. 
An individual man is a fruit which it cost all 40 

the foregoing ages to form and ripen. Emer- 
An infant crying in the night, / An infant 

cryin s; for the light ; / And with no lan- 
guage but a cry. Tennyson. 
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift 

and inheritance of all truly great men. 

Rusk in. 
An innocent man needs no eloquence ; his 

innocence is instead of it. Ben Jouson. 
An iron hand in a velvet glove. Charles V., 

said 0/ a gentle compulsion. 
An irreverent knowledge is no knowledge ; 46 

it may be a development of the logical or 

other handicraft faculty, but is no culture 

of the soul of a man. Carlyle. 
An nescis longas regibus esse manus? — Do you 

not know that kings have long, i.e., far-grasping, 

hands ? Ovid. 
An nescis, quantilla prudentia mundus regatur 

(or regatur orbis) ? — Do you not know with how 

very little wisdom the world is governed? Axel 

Oxenstjcrna to his son. 
An nichts Geliebtes muszt du dein Gemiit / 

Also verpfanden, dass dich sein Verlust / 

Untrostbar machte — Never so set your heart 

on what you love that its loss may render you 

inconsolable. Herder. 
Anno domini — In the year of our Lord. 
Anno mundi— In the year of the world. 50 

Annus mirabilis — The year of wonders. 
A noble heart will frankly capitulate to reason. 

A noble man cannot be indebted for his culture 

to a narrow circle. The world and his native 

land must act on him. Goethe. 
An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but 

they hold him. Pope. 
A nod for a wise man, and a rod for a fool. 55 

Heh. Pr. 
An old bird is not to be caught with chaff. 

An old knave is no babe. Pr. 
An old man in a house is a good sign in a 

house. Heh. Pr. 
An old warrior is never in haste to strike the 

blow. Metastasis 
An open confession is good for the soul. Pr. 60 
An open door may tempt a saint. Pr. 
Another such victory and we are done. Pyr- 

rhtts after his second victory over the Romans. 
An ounce of a man's own wit is worth a pound 

of other peoples'. Stone. 
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound cf 

sadness to serve God with. Fuller. 
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of 65 

wit. Pr. 
An ounce o' mother-wit is worth a pound o' 

clergy. Sc. Pr. 
An ounce of practice is worth a pound of 

preaching. Pr. 




An quidquid stultius, quam quos sing-ulos con- 
temnas, eos aliquid putare esse universos ? — 

Can there be any greater folly than the respect 
you pay to men collectively when you despise 
them individually ? Cic. 

"Avdpomos &v tovt' 1<jQl koX fiefivrja dei — 
Being a man, know and remember always that 
thou art one. Philemon Comicus. 

"Avdpwiros (pijffei ^thov tto\itik6v— Man is by 

nature an animal meant for civic life. Arist. 
Ante lucem — Before daybreak. 
5 Ante meridiem— Before noon. 

Ante omnia — Before everything else. 
Antequam incipias, consulto ; et ubi consu- 
lueris, facto opus est — Before you begin, con- 
sider well ; and when you have considered, act. 
Ante senectutem curavi, ut bene viverem ; in 
senectute, ut bene moriar — Before old age, it 
was my chief care to live well ; in old age, it is 
to die well. Sen. 
Ante tubam tremor occupat artus — We tremble 
all over before the bugle sounds. / irg. 
10 Ante victoriam ne canas triumphum — Don't 
celebrate your triumph before you have con- 
Anticipation forward points the view. Burns. 
Antiqua. homo virtute ac fide — A man of antique 

valour and fidelity. M. 
Antiquitas saculi juventus mundi — The ancient 
time of the world was the youth of the world. 
An unimaginative person can neither be reve- 
rent nor kind. Ruskin. 
15 Anxiety is the poison of human life. Blair. 
Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's 
features ; any meanness or sensuality to im- 
brute them. Thoreau. 
Any port in a storm. Sc. Pr. 
Any road will lead you to the end of the world. 

Anything for a quiet life. Pr. 
20 "A pack of kinless loons;" said oj Cromwell's 
judges by the Scotch. 
Apage, Satana — Begone, Satan ! 
A patron is one who looks with unconcern on 
a man struggling for life in the water, and 
when he has reached the land encumbers 
him with help. Johnson. 
'A7ra^ \ey6/J.evov — A word that occurs only once 

in an author or book. 
A peck of March dust is worth a king's ransom. 
25 A pedant is a precocious old man. De Sou/- 
A penny hained (saved) is a penny gained. 

Sc. Pr. 
Apercu A sketch. Fr. 
A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, 

to comfort, and command. Wordsworth. 

Aperit prsecordia liber— Wine opens the seals of 

the heart. Hor. 

30 A pertede vue— l'-eymd the range of vision. Fr. 

Aperte mala cum est mulier, turn denuim est 

bona A woman when she is openly bad, is at 

least b 

Aperto vivere voto— To live with every wish 
avowed. Pm, 

A pet lamb makes a cross ram. Pr. 
Aphorisms are portable wisdom. //". R. Alger. 
Apio opus est— There is need of parsley, i.e., 86 

to strew on the grave, meaning that one is 

A pity that the eagle should be mew'd, / While 

kites and buzzards prey at liberty. Rich. 

III., i. I. 
A place for everything, and everything in its 

place. Pr. 
A plague of sighing and grief; it blows a man 

up like a bladder, i Hen. II'., i. 4. 
A plant often removed cannot thrive. Pr. 
A pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of re- 40 

commendation. Bacon. 

"Att\v<TTOS Tridos—A cask that cannot be filled 

(being pierced at the bottom with holes.) /V. 
A plomb — Perpendicularly ; firmly. Fr. 
A poem is the very image of life expressed in 

its eternal truth. Schilling. 
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in the dark- 
ness and sings to cheer its own solitude with 

sweet sounds. Shelley. 
A poet must be before his age, to be even with 15 

posterity. Lowell. 
A poet must sing for his own people. Stedmaii. 
A poet on canvas is exactly the same species 

of creature as a poet in song. Ruskin. 
A poison which acts not at once is not there- 
fore a less dangerous poison. Lessing. 
A position of eminence makes a great man 

greater and a little man less. La Bruyht. 
Apothegms are, in history, the same as the 50 

pearls in the sand or the gold in the mine. 

, Air exQp&v iroWa fiavdavovatv ol cro<pol — 

Wise men learn many things from their enemies. 

A ristoph. 
A point — To a point exactly. Fr. 
Apollo himself confessed it was ecstasy to be 

a man among men. Schiller. 
A posse ad esse — From possibility to actuality. 
A posteriori — From the effect to the cause; by 55 

Apothecaries would not sugar their pills unless 

they were bitter. Pr. 
A pound of care won't pay an ounce of debt. 

Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto — A few 

are seen swimming here and there in the vast 

abyss. Virg. 
Appetitus rationi pareat — Lei reason govern 

desire. I ic. 
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the aim 60 

and end of weak ones. Colton. 
Apres la mort le medecin— After death the 

doctor. Fr. Pr. 
Apres la pluie, le beau temps After the rain, 

fair weather. /'V. Pr. 
Apres nous le deluge- Alter us the deluge! 

Mine, de Pompadour. 
A primrose by a river's brim A yellow prim- 
rose was to him, / And it was nothing: more. 

;/ 'erdswortk. 
A prince can mak' a belted knight, A mar- C5 

quis, duke, and a' that ; But an honest 

mans aboou his might, / Gude faith, he 

mamma fa' that. Burns. 


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A priori — From the cause to the effect ; by deduc- 
A progress of society on the one hand, a 

decline of souls on the other. Amiel. 
A promise is a debt. Gael. Pr. 
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches ; 

one to fear and sorrow, real poverty. Hume. 
A prophet is not without honour, save in his 

own country, and in his own house. Jesus. 
A propos — To the point ; seasonably ; in due time. 

A propos de bottes — By-the-bye. Fr. 
A proverb is good sense brought to a point. 

John Morley. 
A proverb is much matter decocted into few 

words. Fuller. 
) Apt alliteration's artful aid. Churchill. 
Apt to revolt, and willing to rebel, / And never 

are contented when they're well. Defoe. 
A punadas entran las buenas hadas — Good 

luck pushes its way (lit. gets on) by elbowing. 

Sp. Pr. 
A purpose you impart is no longer your own. 

A quatre epingles — With four pins, i.e., done up 

like a dandy. Fr. 
5 Aquel pierde venta que no tiene que venda— 

He who has nothing to sell loses his market. 

Sp. Pr. 
A quien tiene buena muger, ningun mal le 

puede venir, que no sea de sufrir — To him 

who has a good wife no evil can come which he 

cannot bear. Sp. Pr. 
Aquilas senectus — The old age of the eagle. Ter. 
Aquila non capit muscas — An eagle does not 

catch flies. M. 
A qui veut rien nest impossible — Nothing is 

impossible to one with a will. Fr. Pr. 
) A raconter ses maux, souvent on les soulage 

— Our misfortunes are often lightened by relating 

them. Corneille. 
A ragged colt may make a good horse. Pr. 
Aranearumtelas texere — To weave spiders' webs, 

i.e., a tissue of sophistry. 
Arbeit ist des Blutes Balsam : / Arbeit ist der 

Tugend Quell — Labour is balm to the blood : 

labour is the source of virtue. Herder. 
Arbiter bibendi — The master of the feast (lit. the 

judge of the drinking). 
5 Arbiter elegantiarum — The arbitrator of ele- 
gances ; the master of the ceremonies. 
Arbiter formae — Judge of beauty. 
Arbitrary power is most easily established on 

the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. 

Arbore dejecta qui vult ligna colligit — When 

the tree is thrown down, any one that likes may 

gather the wood. Pr. 
Arbores serit diligens agricola, quarum aspi- 

ciet baccam ipse nunquam — The industrious 

husbandman plants trees, not one berry of which 

he will ever see. Cic. 
"Arcades ambo," id est, blackguards both. 

Arcana imperii— State, or government, secrets. 
'ApX'? 0-"Spa 5et£ei — Office will prove the man. 
Architecture is petrified music. Schelling, De 

Stall, Goethe. 
Architecture is the work of nations. Fushin, 

"Apxwf ovdeh d/tiaprdi'et r6re orav &pxojvrj — 35 

No ruler can sin so long as he is a ruler. 
Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentis gaudet amantis— 

Though she is aflame herself, she delights in the 

torments of her lover. Juv. 
Ardentia verba — Glowing words. 
Arde verde por seco, y pagan justos por peca- 

dores — Green burns for dry, and just men smart 

(lit. pay) for transgressors. .Sp. Pr. 
Ardua molimur : sed nulla nisi ardua virtus — 

I attempt an arduous task ; but there is no worth 

that is not of difficult achievement. Ovid. 
A really great talent finds its happiness in 40 

execution. Goethe. 
A reasoning mule will neither lead nor drive. 

A rebours — Reversed. Fr. 
A reconciled friend is a double enemy. Pr. 
A reculons — Backwards. Fr. 

A re decedunt — They wander from the point. 45 
A refusal is less than nothing. Platen. 
Arena sine calce — Sand without cement, i.e., 

speech unconnected. Suet. 
Arenas mandas semina — You are sowing grain 

in the sand. Pr. 
A republic is properly a polity in which the 

state, with its all, is at every man's service ; 

and every man, with his all, is at the state's 

service. Ruskin. 
Ares, no ares, renta me pagues — Plough or not 50 

plough, you must pay rent all the same. Sp. 

A rez de chaussee — Even with the ground. 

Argent comptant — Ready money. Fr. 
Argent comptant porte medicine — Ready money 

works great cures. Fr. Pr. 
Argentum accepi, dote imperium vendidi — I 

have received money, and sold my authority for 

her dowry. Plant. 
Argilla quidvis imitaberis uda — You may model 55 

any form you please out of damp clay. Hor. 
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst 

sort of conversation ; as it is generally in 

books the worst sort of reading. Swift. 
Argument is like an arrow from a cross-bow, 

which has great force though shot by a child. 

Argumentum ad crumenam — An appeal to self- 
Argumentum ad hominem — An argument in re- 
futation drawn from an opponent's own principles 

(///. an argument to the man). 
Argumentum ad ignorantiam — An argument 60 

founded on the ignorance of an adversary. 
Argumentum ad invidiam — An argument which 

appeals to low passions. 
Argumentum ad judicium — An appeal to common 

Argumentum ad misericordiam — An appeal to 

the mercy of your adversary. 
Argumentum ad populum — An appeal to popular 

Argumentum ad verecundiam — An appeal to 65 

respect for some authority. 
Argumentum baculinum — Club argument, i.e., 

by physical force. 
Argus at home, a mole abroad. //. Pr. 
Argus-eyes — Eyes ever wakeful and watchfuL 



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A righteous man regardeth the life of his 
beast, but the tender mercies of the wicked 
are cruel. Bible. 

"Apiarov ixerpov—X mean or middle course is 

best. Cleobulus. 
"Apiarov p.ev v5wp— Water is best. Pin/far. 
Aristocracy has three successive ages — of 

superiorities, of privileges, and of vanities ; 

having passed out of the first, it degenerates 

in the second, and dies away in the third. 

5 Arma amens capio ; nee sat rationis in armis — 

I madly take to arms ; but have not wit enough 

to use them to any purpose. Virg. 
Arma cerealia — The arms of Ceres, i.e., imple- 
ments connected with the preparation of corn and 

Arm am Beutel, krank am Herzen — Poor in 

purse, sick at heart. Goethe. 
Arma pacis fulcra — Arms are the props of 

peace. IK. 
Arma tenenti omnia dat, qui justa negat — He 

who refuses what is just, gives up everything to 

an enemy in arms. Luc. 
10 Arma, viri, ferte arma ; vocat lux ultima victos,/ 

Nunquam omnes hodie moriemur inulti — 

Arms, ye men, bring me arms I their last day 

summons the vanquished. We shall never all die 

unavenged this day. Virg. 
Arme de foi hardi — Bold from being armed with 

faith. M. 
Armes blanches — Side arms. Fr. 
Arm in Arm mit dir, / So fordr' ich mein Jahr- 

hundert in die Schranken — Arm in arm with 

thee, I defy the century to gainsay me. Schiller. 
Arms and the man I sing. Virg. 
15 Armuth des Geistes Gott erfreut, / Armuth, 

und nicht Armseligkeit — It is poverty of spirit 

that God delights in — poverty, and not beggarli- 

ness. Claudius. 
Armuth ist der sechste Sinn — Poverty is the 

sixth sense. Ger. Pr. 
Armuth ist die grosste Plage, ,' Reichtum ist 

das hochste Gut — Poverty is the greatest 

calamity, riches the highest good. Goethe. 
Armuth ist listig, sie fangt auch einen Fuchs 

—Poverty is crafty ; it outwits (lit. catches) even 

a fox. Ger. Pr. 
Armuth und Hunger haben viel gelehrte 

J linger — Poverty and hunger have many learned 

disciples. Ger. Pr. 
20 A rogue is a roundabout fool. Coleridge. 
A rolling stone gathers no moss. Pr. 
A Rome comment a Rome — At Rome do as 

Rome does. Fr. Pr. 
A royal heart is often hid under a tattered 

coat. Dan. Pr. 
Arrectis auribus adsto — I wait with listening 

cars. / >rg. 
25 Arriere pensee— A mental reservation. Ft. 
Arrogance is the obstruction of wisdom. Bion. 
Ars artium omnium conservatrix— The art pre- 
servative of all others, viz., printing. 
Ars est celare artem-It is the perfection of art 

to conceal art. ( >Ti'd. 
Ars est sine arte, cujus principium est mentiri, 

medium laborare, et finis mendicare — It is an 

art without art, which Ins its beginning in false- 
il ■. middle in toil, and it^end in poverty. . i/- 

ptied originally to the pursuits of t lie A khe mists. 

Ars longa, vita brevis — Art is long, life is short. 30 

Ars varia vulpis, ast una echino maxima — The 
fox has many tricks ; the hedgehog only one, and 
that greatest of all. Pr. 

Art does not represent things falsely, but 
truly as they appear to mankind. Raskin. 

Arte magistra— By the aid of art. Virg. 

Art is a jealous mistress. Emerson. 

Art is long and time is fleeting, And our 35 
hearts, though stout and brave, / Still, like 
muffled drums, are beating,' Funeral marches 
to the grave. Longfellow. 

Art is noble, but the sanctuary of the human 
soul is nobler still. )!'. Winter. 

Art is not the bread indeed, but it is the wine 
of life. Jean Paul. 

Art is simply a bringing into relief of the 
obscure thought of Nature. Amiel, 

Art is the mediatrix of the unspeakable. Goethe. 

Art is the path of the creator to his work. 40 

Art is the work of man under the guidance and 
inspiration of a mightier power, //aie. 

Artists are of three classes : those who per- 
ceive and pursue the good, and leave the 
evil ; those who perceive and pursue the 
good and evil together, the whole thing as it 
verily is ; and those who perceive and pur- 
sue the evil, and leave the good. Ruskm. 

Artium magister — Master of arts. 

Art may err, but Nature cannot miss. Dryden. 

Art may make a suit of clothes, but Nature 45 
must produce a man. Hume. 

Art must anchor in nature, or it is the sport of 
every breath of folly. Hazli:t. 

Art must not be a superficial talent, but must 
begin further back in man. Emerson. 

Art, not less eloquently than literature, teaches 
her children to venerate the single eye. /' iil- 

Art not thou a man ? Bible. 

Art rests on a kind of religious sense, on a 50 
deep, steadfast earnestness ; and on this 
account it unites so readily with religion. 

Art thou afraid of death, and dost thou wish to 
live for ever? Live in the whole that re- 
mains when thou hast long been gone (,wenn 
du lange dahin bist). Schiller. 

A rude ane rude anier — A stubborn driver to a 
stubborn ass. Fr. Pr. 

A rusty nail, placed near the faithful compass, / 
Will sway it from the truth, and wreck the 
argosy. St ott. 

A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages. 



A saint abroad, a devil at home. Pr. 

A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. Pope. 

As all men have some access to primary truth, 
so all have some art or power of communica- 
tion in the head, but only in the artist does 
it descend into the hand. En 

As a man makes his bed, so must he lie. Gael. 

As a priest, or interpreter of the holy, is the 
noblest and highest of all men ; so is a sham 
priest the falsest and basest. 

A satirical poet is the check of the layman on 60 
bad priests. Dryden. 

As a tree falls, so shall it lie. Pr. 


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&cr(3e(TT0S ye\uis — Unquenchable, or Homeric, 

laughter. Horn. 
A scalded cat dreads cauld water. Sc. Pr. 
As dear to me as are the ruddy drops / That 

visit my sad heart. Jul. Ccps., ii. i. 
A second Daniel. Mer. oJJ'en., iv. i. 
5 A secret is in my custody if I keep it; but if 

I blab it, it is I that am prisoner. Arab I'r. 
A self-denial no less austere than the saint's 

is demanded of the scholar. Emerson. 
As ever in my great taskmaster's eye. Milton. 
As every great evil, so every excessive power 

wears itself out at last. Herder. 
As falls the dew on quenchless sands, / Blood 

only serves to wash ambition's hands. Byron. 
10 As for discontentments, they are in the politic 

body like humours in the natural, which are 

apt to gather a preternatural heat and in- 
flame. Bacon. 
As formerly we suffered from wickedness, so 

now we suffer from the laws. Tac. 
As for murmurs, mother, we grumble a little 

now and then, to be sure. But there's no 

love lost between us. Goldsmith. 
As for talkers and futile persons, they are 

commonly vain and credulous withal. Bacon. 
As from the wing no scar the sky retains, / 

The parted wave no furrow from the keel ; 

So dies in human hearts the thought of 

death. Young. 
15 As good be out of the world as out of the 

fashion. Pr. 
As good almost kill a man as kill a good book ; 

who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, 

God's image ; but he who destroys a good 

book kills reason itself. Milton. 
As guid fish i' the sea as e'er came oot o't. Sc. Pr. 
As guid may haud (hold) the stirrup as he 

that loups on. .SV. Pr. 
A's guid that God sends. Sc. Pr. 
20 As he alone is a good father who at table serves 

his children first, so is he alone a good citizen 

who, before all other outlays, discharges what 

he owes to the state. Goethe. 
As he who has health is young, so he who 

owes nothing is rich. Pr. 
A short cut is often a wrong cut. Dan. Pr. 
A sicht (sight) o' you is guid for sair een. Sc. Pr. 
A sick man's sacrifice is but a lame oblation. 

Sir Thomas Browne. 
25 As idle as a painted ship / Upon a painted 

ocean. Coleridge. 
A sight to dream of, not to tell. Coleridge. 
A silent man's words are not brought into 

court. Dan. Pr. 
A siilerless (moneyless) man gangs fast through 

the market. Sc. Pr. 
A silver key can open an iron lock. Pr. 
30 A simple child, / That lightly draws its breath, ' 

And feels its life in every limb, , What should 

it know of death ? II ' ordsworth. 
A simple maiden in her flower, / Is worth a 

hundred coats of arms. Tennyson. 
A simple, manly character need never make 

an apology. Emerson. 
As in a theatre, the eyes of men, / After a 

well-graced actor leaves the stage, / Are 

idly bent on him that enters next, / Thinking 

his prattle to be tedious. Rich. II., v. 2. J 

A single grateful thought turned heavenwards 
is the most perfect prayer. Lessing. 

A single moment may transform everything. 35 

A single word is often a concentrated poem, 
a little grain of pure gold, capable of being 
beaten out into a broad extent of gold-leaf. 

Asinum sub fraeno currere docere— To teach 
an ass to obey the rein, i.e., to labour in vain. 

Asinus ad lyram — An ass at the lyre, i.e., one 
unsusceptible of music. 

Asinus asino, et sus sui pulcher — An ass is 
beautiful to an ass, and a pig to a pig. Pr. 

Asinus in tegulis — An ass on the house-tiles. 40 

Asinus inter simias- An ass among apes, i.e., a 
fool among people who make a fool of him. Pr. 

Asinus in unguento — An ass among perfumes, 
i.e., things he cannot appreciate. 

As is the garden, such is the gardener. Heb. 

As is the man, so is his God. Riickert, Goethe. 

A sip is the most that mortals are permitted 45 
from any goblet of delight. A. B. Alcott. 

Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, and yj 
shall find ; knock, and it shall be opened to 
you. Jesus. 

Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, 
and walk therein. Bible. 

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. 

Ask why God made the gem so small, / And 
why so huge the granite ? / Because God 
meant mankind should set / The higher value 
on it. Burns. 

As long as any man exists, there is some need 50 
of him. Emerson. 

As long lives a merry heart as a sad. Pr. 

As love without esteem is capricious and vola- 
tile, esteem without love is languid and cold. 

A slow fire makes sweet malt. Pr. 

A small man, if he stands too near a great, 
may see single portions well, and, if he will 
survey the whole, must stand too far off, 
where his eyes do not reach the details. 

A small sorrow distracts us, a great one makes 55 
us collected. Jean Paid. 

A small unkindness is a great offence. Hannah 

As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, / 
Receives the lurking principle of death ; / 
The young disease, that must subdue at 
length, Grows with his growth, and streng- 
thens with his strength. Pope. 

As many suffer from too much as too little. 

A smart coat is a good letter of introduction. 
Dut. Pr. 

As merry as the day is long. Much Ado, ii. 1. 60 

A smile abroad is oft a scowl at home. Tenny- 

A smile re-cures the wounding of a frown. 

As much love, so much mind, or heart. Lat. Pr. 

As much virtua as there is, so much appears ; 
as much goodness as there is, so much reve- 
rence it commands. Emerson. 


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A snapper up of unconsidered trifles. Winters 

Tale., iv. 2. 
A society of people will cursorily represent a 
certain culture, though there is not a gentle- 
man or a lady in the group. Emerson. 

A soldier, / Seeking the bubble reputation / 
Even in the cannon's mouth. As You Like 
It, ii. 7. 

A solis ortu usque ad occasum — From where 
the sun rises to where it sets. 
5 A song will outlive all sermons in the memory. 
Henry Giles. 

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering 
happier things. Tennyson. 

A sorrow shared is but half a trouble, / But a 
joy that's shared is a joy made double. Pr. 

A' sottili cascano le brache— The cloak some- 
times falls off a cunning man. //. Pr. 

A soul without reflection, like a pile / Without 
inhabitant, to ruin runs. 3 'oung. 
10 A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. Her- 

A species is a succession of individuals which 
perpetuates itself. Cuvier. 

Aspera? facetiae ubi multum ex vero traxere, 
acrem sui memoriam relinquunt — Satire, when 
it comes near the truth, leaves a sharp sting be- 
hind it. Tac. 

Asperius nihil est humili, cum surgit in altum 
— Nothing is more offensive than a low-bred man 
in a high station. Claud. 

Aspettare e non venire, Stare in letto e non 
dormire, / Ben servire e non gradire, / Son 
tre cose da morire — To wait for what never 
comes, to lie abed and not sleep, to serve and not 
be advanced, are three things to die of. It. Pr. 
15 A spirit may be known from only a single 
thought. Swedenborg. 

As poor as Job. Merry Wives, v. 5. 

A spot is most seen on the finest cloth. Pr. 

As proud go behind as before. Pr. 

A spur in the head is worth two in the heels. 
20 As reason is a rebel unto faith, so is passion 
unto reason, .s ir T. Browne. 

Assai acqua passa per il molino, che il molinaio 
non se n'accorge — A good deal of water passes 
by the mill which the miller takes no note of. 
//. Pr. 

Assai basta, e troppo guasta— Enough is enough, 
and too much spoils. It. Pr. 

Assai ben balla, a chi fortuna suona— He dances 
well to whom fortune pipes. //. Pr. 

Assai e ricco a chi non manca — He is rich 
enough who has no wants. It. Pr. 
25 Assai guadagna chi vano sperar perde— He 
gains a great deal who loses a vain hope. //. 

Assai sa, chi non sa, se tacer sa — He who knows 
not, knows a good deal if he knows how to hold 
his tongue. It. Pr. 

Assez a qui se contente— He has enough who is 
content. Pr. Pr. 

Assez dort qui rien ne fait— He sleeps enough 
who docs nothing. Fr. Pr. 

Assez gagne qui malheur perd — He gains 
enough who gets rid of a sorrow. Fr. Pr. 
30 Assez sait qui sait vivre et se take— He knows 
enough who knows how to live and how to keep 
his own counsel. Fr. Pr. 

Assez tot si assez bien — Soon enough if well 

enough. Fr. Pr. 
Assez y a, si trop n'y a — There is enough where 

there is not too much. Fr. Pr. 
Associate with the good, and you will be 

esteemed one of them. Sp. Pr. 
As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, / 

Swells from the vale, and midway leaves 

the storm, / Though round its breast the 

rolling clouds are spread, / Eternal sunshine 

settles on its head. Goldsmith. 
As soon as a man is born he begins to die. 35 

Ger. Pr. 
As soon as beauty is sought, not from religion 

and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the 

seeker. Emerson. 
As soon as the soul sees any object, it stops 

before that object. Emers <n. 
Assume a virtue, if you have it not. Ham., 

iii. 4. 
Assumpsit — An action on a verbal promise. L. 
Assurance is two-thirds of success. Gael. Pr. 40 
A state is never greater than when all its 

superfluous hands are employed in the ser- 
vice of the public. Hume. 
A state of violence cannot be perpetual, or 

disaster and ruin would be universal. Bp. 

A statesman requires rather a large converse 

with men, and much intercourse in life, than 

deep study of books. Burke. 
A stern discipline pervades all Nature, which 

is a little cruel that it may be very kind. 

As the births of living creatures at first are 45 

ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are 

the births of time. Bacon. 
As the first order of wisdom is to know thyself, 

so the first order of charity is to be sufficient 

for thyself. Kuskin. 
As the fool thinks, the bell clinks. Pr. 
As the good man saith, so say we : / As the 

good woman saith, so it must be. Pr. 
As the husband is, the wife is : / Thou art 

mated with a clown, / And the grossness of 

his nature / Will have weight to drag thee 

down. 'Tennyson. 
As the man is, so is his strength. Bible. 50 

As the old cock crows, the young one learns. 

As there is no worldly gain without some loss, 

so there is no worldly loss without some gain. 

As the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, / 

So honour peereth in the meanest habit. 

Tain, of Shrew, iv. 3. 
As the youth lives in the future, so the man 

lives with the past ; no one knows rightly 

how to live in the present. Grillparztr. 
As thy days, so shall thy strength be. Bible. 55 
A still, small voice. Bible. 
A stitch in time saves nine. Pr. 
As to the value of conversions, God alone can 

judge. Goet/te. 
Astra castra, numen lumen — The stars my camp, 

the deity my light. M. 
Astraja redux — Return of the goddess of justice. 60 
A straight line is the shortest in morals as 

well as in geometry. Rakel. 
A strange fish. Tempest, ii. 2. 


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Astra regunt homines, sed regit astra Deus — 
The stars govern men, but God governs the stars. 

A strenuous soul hates cheap success. Emer- 

A strong memory is generally joined to a weak 
judgment. Montaigne. 

A strong soil that has produced weeds may 
be made to produce wheat with far less 
difficulty than it would cost to make it pro- 
duce nothing. Colton. 
5 Astronomy has revealed the great truth that 
the whole universe is bound together by one 
all-pervading influence. Leitch. 

A' Stuarts are no sib (related) to the king 
(the family name of the Scotch kings being 
Stuart). Sc. Pr. 

Astutior coccyge — More crafty than the cuckoo 
(who deposits her eggs in another bird's nest). Pr. 

A subject's faults a subject may proclaim, / A 
monarch's errors are forbidden game. Co-wper. 

A substitute shines brightly as a king, until a 
king be by. Met: o/l'cn., v. i. 
10 A sudden thought strikes me, ' Let us swear 
an eternal friendship. Canning. 

A sunbeam passes through pollution unpol- 
luted. Eusebius. 

A surfeit of sweetest things. Mid. N.'s Dream, 
ii. 3. 

As water spilt upon the ground, which cannot 
be gathered up again. Bible. 

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of 
our abilities. Froude. 
15 As we are born to work, so others are born to 
watch over us while working. Goldsmith. 

As weel be oot o' the world as oot o' the fashion. 
Sc. Pr. 

As wholesome meat corrupteth to little worms, 
so good forms and orders corrupt into a num- 
ber of petty observances. Bacon. 

As yet a child, not yet a fool to fame, / I lisp'd 
in numbers, for the numbers came. Pope. 

As you do to others, expect others to do to 
you. Pr. 
20 As you make your bed you must lie on it. Pr. 

As you sow you shall reap. Pr. 

A tale never loses in the telling. Pr. 

A talisman that shall turn base metal into 
precious, Nature acknowledges not ; but 
a talisman to turn base souls into noble, 
Nature has given us ; and that is a "philo- 
sopher's stone," but it is a stone which the 
builders refuse. Pusfcin. 

A tatons — Groping, pr. 
25 A tattler is worse than a thief. Pr. 

A (man of) teachable mind will hang about a 
wise man's neck. Bp. Patrick. 

At every trifle scorn to take offence ; ' That 
always shows great pride or little sense. 

At first one omits writing for a little while ; 
and then one stays a little while to consider 
of excuses ; and at last it grows desperate, 
and one does not write at all. Siuift. 

KQ6.vo.rovi jxlv irpQiTa. deous, vbixig ws Stct/carcu 
Tf/xa — Reverence, first of all, the immortal gods, 
as prescribed by law. Pythagoras. 
30 At the gates of the forest the surprised man 
of the world is forced to leave his city esti- 
mates of great and small, wise and foolish. 

Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart 
of man. Bacon. 

Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosoohy, 
to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all 
which may be guides to an outward moral 
virtue, though religion were not ; but super- 
stition dismounts all these, and erecteth an 
absolute monarchy in the minds of men. 

A thief knows a thief, as a wolf knows a wolf. 

A thing is the bigger of being shared. Gael. Pr. 

A thing is what it is, only in and by means of 35 
its limit. Hegel. 

A thing is worth what it can do for you, not 
what you choose to pay for it. Rusktn. 

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever; / Its love- 
liness increases ; it will never / Pass into 
nothingness. Keats. 

A thing you don't want is dear at any price. Pr. 

A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince 
of Darkness can have. Cariylc. 

A third interprets motion, looks, and eyes, / 40 
At every word a reputation dies. Pope. 

A thorn is a changed bud. T. Lynch. 

A thorough-paced antiquary not only remem- 
bers what others have thought proper to 
forget, but he also forgets what others think 
proper to remember. Colton. 

A thousand years scarce serve to form a state ; 
An hour may lay it in the dust. Byron. 

A thread will tie an honest man better than a 
rope will do a rogue. Sc. J'r. 

A threatened blow is seldom given. Pr. 45 

A threefold cord is not quickly broken. Bible. 

A thrill passes through all men at the recep- 
tion of a new truth, or at the performance 
of a great action, which comes out of the 
heart of nature. . . . By the necessity of our 
constitution, a certain enthusiasm attends 
the individual's consciousness of that Divine 
presence. Emerson. 

At ingenium ingens / Inculto latet hoc sub 
corpore — Vet under this rude exterior lies con- 
cealed a mighty genius. Hor. 

At no age should a woman be allowed to 
govern herself as she pleases. //. Mann. 

A tocherless dame sits lang at hame. Sc. Pr. 50 

A toom (empty) pantry maks a thriftless guid- 
wife. Sc. Pr. 

A tort et a travers — Without consideration ; at 
random. Pr. 

A toute force — With all one's force, pr. 

A toute seigneur tout honneur — Let every one 
have his due honour, pr. Pr. 

At pulchrum est digito monstrari et dicier hie 55 
est — Vet it is a fine thing to be pointed at with 
the finger and have it said, This is he ! Persius. 

Atque in rege tamen pater est — And yet in the 
king there is the father. Ovid. 

Atqui vultus erat multa et pra^clara minantis 
— And yet you had the look of one that promised 
{lit. threatened) many fine things. Hor. 

A trade of barbarians. Napoleon on war. 

A tragic farce. Lille. 

A travelled man has leave to lie. Pr. 60 

A traveller of taste at once perceives that the 
wise are polite all the world over, but that 
fools are only polite at home. Goldsmith. 

A tree is known by its fruit. Pr, 


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Atria regum hominibus plena sunt, amicis 
vacua — The courts of kings are full of men, 
empty of friends. Sen. 

Atrocitatis mansuetudo est remedium — Gentle- 
ness is the antidote for cruelty. Phadr. 

A true-bred merchant is the best gentleman 
in the nation. Defoe. 

A true genius may be known by this sign, that 
the dunces are all in confederacy against 
him. Swift. 
5 A true man hates no one. Napoleon. 

A truly great genius will be the first to pre- 
scribe limits for its own exertions. Brougham. 

A truth / Looks freshest in the fashion of the 
day. Tennyson. 

A truth to an age that has rejected and 
trampled on it, is not a word of peace, but a 
sword. Henry George. 

At spes non fracta — Yet hope is not broken. M. 

10 Attempts at reform, when they fail, strengthen 

despotism ; as he that struggles tightens 

those cords he does not succeed in breaking. 


Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt ; / 
Nothing's so hard, but search will find it 
Out. Herriek. 

Attendez a. la nuit pour dire que le jour a ete 
beau — Wait till night before saying that the 
day has been fine. Fr. Fr. 

Attention makes the genius ; all learning, 
fancy, and science depend on it. Wiltmott. 

At the sight of a man we too say to ourselves, 
Let US be men. Amiel. 
15 At thirty, man suspects himself a fool, / Knows 
it at forty, and reforms his plan. / At fifty, 
chides his infamous delay / Pushes his pru- 
dent purpose to resolve. / Resolves — and re- 
resolves ; then dies the same. ) 'oung. 

At twenty years of age, the will reigns ; at 
thirty, the wit ; and at forty, the judgment. 

A tu hijo, buen nombre y oficio — To your son 
a good name and a trade. SJ>. Pr. 

A tutti non si adatta una sola Scarpa — One 
shoe does not fit every foot. //. Pr. 

At vindictum bonum vita jucundius ipsa. 
Nempe hoc indocti — But revenge is a blessing 
sweeter than life itself; so rude men feel Juv. 
20 At whose sight all the stars / Hide their dimin- 
ished heads. Milton. 

Au bon droit— l!y good right. Fr. 

Au bout de son Latin — At his wit's end (lit. at 
the end of his Latin). Fr. 

Au bout du compte — After the close of the ac- 
count ; after all. Fr. 

Audi ausentwolkterHohe/ Kami der ziindende 
Donner schlagen ; / Darum in deinen froh- 
lichen Tagen Fiirchte des Ungliicks tiick- 
ische Nahe- Even out of a cloudless heaven 
the flaming thunderbolt may strike ; tbi I 
thy days of joy have a fear of the spiteful neigh- 
bourhood otmisfortune. Schiller. 
25 Audi Biicher haben ihr Erlebtes, das ihnen 
nicht entzogen werden kann — Even books 
1 ,.,'.■ their lifetime, of which no one can deprive 
them. Goethe. 

Auch das Schone muss sterben- Even what is 
beautiful must die. St hitler, 

Audi der Lowe muss sicli vor der Miicke 
wehren - Even the lion has to defend itsell 
against flies. Cer, Pr. 

Auch die Gerechtigkeit tragt eine Binde, / 
Und schliesst die Augen jedem Blendwerk 
zu — Even Justice wears a bandage, and shuts 
her eyes on everything deceptive. Goethe. 

Auch die Kultur, die alleWeltbeleckt, Hat auf 
den Teufel sich erstreckt— Culture, which has 
licked all the world into shape, has reached even 
the devil. Goethe. 

Auch die Kunst ist Himmelsgabe, / Borgt sie 30 
gleich von ird'scher Glut — Art is a gift of 
Heaven, yet does it borrow its fire from earthly 
passion. Schiller. 

Auch ein Haar hat seinen Schatten — Even a 
hair casts its shadow. Ger. Fr. 

Auch fiir die rauhe Brust giebt's Augenblicke ' 
Wo dunkle Machte Melodien wecken — Even 
the rude breast has moments in which dark 
powers awaken melodies. Korner. 

Auch ich war ein Jiingling mit lockigem 
Haar, / An Mut und an Hoffnungen reich— 
I too was once a youth with curly locks, rich in 
courage and in hopes. Lortzing. 

Auch ich war in Arkadien geboren, Und ward 
daraus entfiihrt vom neidischen Glucke. Ist 
hier der Riickweg? fragt' ich jede Briicke, / 
Der Eingang hier? fragt' ich an alien Thoren 
— I too was born in Arcadia, and was lured away 
by envious Fortune. "Is this the way back?" 
asked I at every bridge-way; "This the en- 
trance?" asked I at every portal. Ruckert. 

Auch in der That ist Raum fiir Ueberlegung— 35 
Even in the moment of action there is room for 
consideration. G ethe. 

Auch was Geschriebenes forderst du. Pedant ? / 
Hast du noch keinen Mann, nicht Mannes- 
Wort gekannt? — Do^t thou, O pedant, require 
something written too? Hast thou never yet 
known a man, not word of man? Faust. 

Au courant — Perfectly acquainted with. Fr. 

Auctor pretiosa facit — The giver makes the gift 
valuable. M. 

Aucto splendore resurgo — I rise again with 
access of splendour. M. 

Aucun chemin de fleurs ne conduit a la gloire 40 
— No path of flowers conducts to glory. La 

Audacia pro muro habetur— Daring is regarded 

as a wall. Sjlllust. 

Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid haeret — 
Calumniate boldly, always some of it sticks. 
Bat on. 

Audacter et sincere — Boldly and heartily. M. 

Audax ad omnia fceniina, qua; vel amat vel 
odit A woman, when she either loves or hates, 
will dare anything. Pr. 

Audax omnia perpeti ,' Gens humana ruit per 45 
vetitum et nefas Daring to face all hardships, 
the human race dashes through every human 
and divine restraint. Hor. 

Aude aliquid brevibus Gyaris et carcere dig- 
num, / Si vis esse aliquis Dare to do some- 
thing worthy of transportation and imprisonment, 

if you wish to be somebody. Juv. 
Audendo magnus tegitur timor — Great fear is 

com eal< d undi i dai ing. /.k. ■•>!. 
Audentes Fortuna juvat- Fortune favours the 

brave. Virg. 
Au dernier les os For the last the bones. Fr. 

Aude sapere Dare to be wise. 50 

Au desespcir In despair. Fr. 


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Audi alteram partem — Hear the other party ; 
hear both sides. L. Max. 

Audiatur et altera pars — Let the other side also 
have a hearing. Sen. 

Audio sed taceo — I hear, but say nothing. M. 

Audita querela — The complaint having been in- 
vestigated. L. 
i Auditque vocatus Apollo — And Apollo hears 
when invoked. / "ire. 

Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace — Use your 
cars and eyes, but hold your tongue, if you would 
live in peace. 

Au fait — Expert ; skilful. Fr. 

Auf dem Grund des Glaubenmeeres / Liegt die 
Perle der Erkenntniss ; Heil dem Taucher, 
der sie findet — At the bottom of the faith-sea 
lies the pearl of knowledge ; happy the diver 
that finds it. Bndenstedt, 

Auf den Bergen ist Freiheit — On the mountains 
is freedom. Schiller. 
10 Auf die warnenden Symptome sieht kein 
Mensch, auf die Schmeichelnden und Ver- 
sprechenden allein ist die Aufmerksamkeit 
gerichtet — To the warning word no man has 
respect, only to the flattering and promising is 
his attention directed. Goethe. 

Auf Dinge, die nicht mehr zu andern sind, / 
Muss auch kein Blick zuriick mehr fallen ! 
Was / Gethan ist, ist gethan und bleibt's — 
On things which are no more to be changed a back- 
ward glance must be no longer cast ! What is 
done is done, and so remains. Schiller. 

Auf ebnem Boden straucheln ist ein Scherz, / 
Ein Fehltritt stiirzt vom Gipfel dich herab — 
To stumble on a level surface is matter of jest ; 
by a false step on a height you are hurled to the 
ground. Goethe. 

Auferimur cultu : gemmis auroque teguntur / 
Omnia ; pars minima est ipsa puella sui — 
Dress deceives us : jewels and gold hide every- 
thing : the girl herself is the least part of herself. 

Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben — Postponed 
is not abandoned. Gcr. Pr. 
15 Aufklarung — Illuminism. Ger. 

Au fond — To the bottom. Fr. 

Aufrichtig zu sein kann ich versprechen ; un- 
parteiisch zu sein aber nicht — I can pro- 
mise to be candid, but not to be impartial. 

Auf Teufel reimt der Zweifel nur ; / Da bin ich 
recht am Platze — Only Zweifel (doubt) rhymes 
to Teufel (devil) ; here am I quite at home. The 
Sceptic in "Faust." 

Auf Wind und Meer gebautes Gliick ist 
schwankend — The fortune is insecure that is 
at the mercy of wind and wave. Gutzkow. 
20 Augise cloacas purgare — To cleanse the Augean 
stables, i.e., achieve an arduous and disagreeable 
work. Sen. 

Augusto felicior, Trajano melior — A more fortu- 
nate man than Augustus, and a more excellent 
than Trajan. Futrop. 

Aujourd'hui marie, demain marri — To-day mar- 
ried, to-morrow marred. Fr. Pr. 

Aula regis — The court of the king. 

Auld folk are twice bairns. Sc. Pr. 
25 Auld Nature swears the lovely dears, / Her 
noblest work she classes, O ; / Her 'prentice 
han' she tried on man, / An' then she made 
the lasses, O. Burns. 

Au nouveau tout est beau— Everything is fine 
that is ne"w. Fr. Pr. 

Au pis aller— At the worst. Fr. 

Au plaisir fort de Dieu— By the all-powerful will 
of God. M. 

Aura popularis— Popular favour (lit. breeze). 

Aurea mediocritas — The golden mean. 30 

Aurea nunc vere sunt saecula ; plurimus auro / 
Venit honos : auro conciliatur amor — The age 
we live in is the true age of gold ; by gold men 
attain to the highest honour, and win even love 
itself. Grid. 

Aureo piscari hamo — To fish with a golden hook. 

Au reste — For the rest. Fr. 

Au revoir — Farewell till we meet again. Fr. 

Auri sacra fames — The accursed lust of gold. 35 

Auro loquente nihil pollet quaevis ratio — When 
gold speaks, no reason the least avails. Pr. 

Aurora musis arnica — Aurora is friendly to the 
Muses. /V. 

Aus dem Gebet erwachst des Geistes Sieg — 
It is from prayer that the spirit's victory springs. 

Aus dem Kleinsten setzt / Sich Grosses zu- 
sammen zuletzt, Und keins darf fehlen von 
alien, / Wenn nicht das Ganze soil fallen — 
Out of the smallest a great is at length com- 
posed, and none of all can fail, unless the whole 
is fated to break up. Riickert. 

Aus dem Leben heraus sind der Wege drei 40 
dir gebffnet, ; Zum Ideale fiihrt einer, der 
andre zum Tod- -Two ways are open for thee 
out of life ; one conducts to the ideal, the other 
to death. Schiller. 

Aus der Jugendzeit, aus der Jugendzeit / 
Klingt ein Lied mir immerdar, / O wie liegt 
so weit, O wie liegt so weit, / Was mein 
einst war — Out of youth-time, out of youth-time 
sounds a lay of mine ever ; O how so far oft lies, 
how so far off lies, what once was mine ! Flicker I . 

Aus der schlechtesten Hand kann Wahrheit 
noch machtig wirken ; / Bei dem Schonen 
allein macht das Gefass den Gehalt — Truth 
may work mightily though in the hand of the 
sorriest instrument ; in the case of the beautiful 
alone the casket constitutes the jewel {lit. the 
vessel makes the content). Schiller. 

Aus derselben Ackerkrume / Wachst das Un- 
kraut wie die Blume / Und das Unkraut 
macht sich breit — Out of the same garden- 
mould grows the weed as the flower, and the weed 
flaunts itself abroad. Bodcnstedt. 

A useful trade is a mine of gold. Pr. 

A useless life is an early death. Goethe. 45 

Aus grauser Tiefe tritt das Hohe kiihn hervor; / 
Aus harter Hiille kampft die Tugend sich 
hervor ; / Der Schmerz ist die Geburt der 
hohern Naturen— Out of a horrible depth the 
height steps boldly forth ; out of a hard shell 
virtue fights its way to the light ; pain is the 
birth (medium) of the higher natures. 'Pledge. 

Aus jedem Punkt im Kreis zur Mitte geht ein 
Steg. / Vom fernsten Irrtum selbst zu Gott 
zuriick ein Weg — There is a way from every 
point in a circle to the centre ; from the farthest 
error there is a way back to God Himself. 

Aus Massigkeit entspringt ein reines Gliick — 
Out of moderation a pure happiness springs. 


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Auspicium melioris aevi — The pledge of happier 
times. M. 

Aussitot dit, aussitot fait — No sooner said than 
done. Fr. 

Aus ungelegten Eiern werden spat junge 
Hiihner — Chickens are long in coming out of 
unlaid eggs. Ger. Pr. 

Ausus est vana contemnere— He dared to scorn 
vain fears. 
5 Aut amat, aut odit mulier ; nil est tertium — A 
woman either loves or hates ; there is no alterna- 
tive. Fub. Syr. 

Autant chemine un homme en un jour qu'un 
limacon en cent ans— A man travels as far in a 
day as a snail in a hundred years. Fr. Pr. 

Autant depend chiche que large, et a la fin 
plus davantage — Niggard spends as much as 
generous, and in the end a good deal more. 
Fr. Fr. 

Autant en emporte le vent — All idle talk {lit. 
so much the wind carries away). Fr. Fr. 

Autant peche celui que tient le sac que celui 
qui met dedans — He is as guilty who holds the 
bag as he who puts in. Fr. Fr. 
10 Autant vaut l'homme comme il s'estime — A 
man is rated by others as he rates himself. Fr. 

Aut bibat, aut abeat — Either drink or go. 

Aut Caesar aut nihil — Either Ca;sar or nobody. 
M. of Ciesar Borgia. 

Authority, not majority. Stahl. 

Authors alone, with more than savage rage, / 
Unnatural war with brother authors wage. 
15 Authors are martyrs, witnesses to the truth, 
or else nothing. Carlyk. 

Authors may be divided into falling stars, 
planets, and fixed stars : the first have a 
momentary effect ; the second, a much 
longer duration ; and the third are un- 
changeable, possess their own light, and 
shine for all time. Schopenhauer. 

Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit — The man 
is either mad, or he is making verses. Hor. 

Aut non tentaris, aut perfice — Either don't 
attempt it, or go through with it. Ovid. 

Auto-da-fe — An act of faith ; a name applied to 
certain proceedings of the Inquisition connected 
with the burning of heretics. 

20 'Airrds &/>a_ He himself said it ; ipse dixit. 

Aut prodesse volunt aut delectare poetae— 
roets wish either to profit or to please. Hor. 

Autrefois acquis — Acquitted before. Fr, 

Aut regem aut fatuum nasci oportere — A 
man ought to be born either a king or a fool. 
Fr. in Sen. 

Autre temps, autres mceurs— Other times, other 
fashions. Fr. Fr. 
25 Aut vincere aut mori — Either to conquer or die. 

Aut virtus nomeu inane est, / Aut decus et 
pretium recte petit experiens vir — Either 
virtue is an empty name, or the man of enter- 
prise justly aims at honour and reward. Hor. 

Aux armes To arms. Jr. 

Aux grands maux les grands remedes — Despe- 
rate maladies require desperate remedies. Fr. Fr. 

Auxilium ab alto Help from above, .'/. 
30 Auxiliinu ineuni a Domino — My help comctli 
from the Lord, JJ. 

Avant propos — Prefatory matter. Fr. 

Avaler des couleuvres — To put up with abuse 

{lit. swallow snakes). Fr. 
A valiant and brave soldier seeks rather to 

preserve one citizen than to destroy a thou- 
sand enemies. Scipio.' 
Avancez — Advance. Fr, 
Avarice has ruined more men than prodigality. 35 

Avarus, nisi cum moritur, nil recte facit — A 

miser does nothing right except when he dies. 

Avec un Si on mettrait Paris dans une bou- 

teille — With an "if" one might put Paris in a 

bottle. Fr. Fr. 
A verbis ad verbera — From words to blows. 
A verse may find him who a sermon flies, / 

And turn delight into a sacrifice. George 

A very excellent piece of villany. Tit. Andron., 40 

ii. 3. 
A very good woman may make but a paltry 

man. Pope. 
A veste logorata poco fede vien prestata — A 

shabby coat finds small credit. //. Fr. 
A vinculo matrimonii — From the bond or tie of 

A virtuous name is the sole precious good for 

which queens and peasants' wives must con- 
test together. Schiller. 
Avise la fin — Consider the end. Fr. 45 

Avito viret honore — He flourishes with inherited 

honours. M. 
Avoid the evil, and it will avoid thee. Gael. 

A volonte — At will. Fr. 
A votre sante — To your health. Fr. 
A wee bush is better than nae bield (shelter). 50 

Sc. Fr. 
A weel-bred dog gaes oot when he sees them 

preparing to kick him oot. Sc. Fr. 
A well-bred man is always sociable and com- 
plaisant. Montaigne, 
A well-cultivated mind is, so to say, made up 

of all the minds of the centuries preceding. 

A well-governed appetite is a great part of 

liberty. Sen. 
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well- 55 

spent one. Carlyle. 
A wicked fellow is the most pious when he 

takes to it. He'll beat you all in piety. 

A wilful man must have his way. Pr, 
A willing mind makes a light foot. Pr, 
A wise man gets learning frae them that hae 

nane. Sc. Pr. 
A wise man is never less alone than when 60 

alone. Pr. 
A wise man is strong ; yea, a man of know- 
ledge increaseth strength. Bible. 
A wise man neither suffers himself to be gov- 
erned, nor attempts to govern others. La 

B> Kyere. 
A wise man should have money in his head, 

but not in his heart. Swift. 
A wise man will make more opportunities than 

he finds. Bacon, 


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ft wise physician, skill'd our wounds to heal, ' 
Is more than armies to the public weal. 

ft wise scepticism is the first attribute of a 
good critic. Lowell. 

ft wise writer does not reveal himself here 
and there, but everywhere. Lowell. 

ft witless heed (head) mak's weary feet. Sc. Pr. 

ft wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits. 

\ wolf in sheep's clothing. Pr. 

V woman conceals what she does not know. 

ft woman has two smiles that an angel might 
envy : the smile that accepts the lover before 
the words are uttered, and the smile that 
lights on the first-born baby, and assures it 
of a mother's love. Halibnrton. 

ft woman in love is a very poor judge of char- 
acter. J . G. Holland. 

ft woman moved is like a fountain troubled, 
Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty. 
Tain, of Sh., v. 2. 

ft woman's friendship borders more closely on 
love than a man's. Coleridge. 

\ woman's head is always influenced by her 
heart ; but a man's heart is always influenced 
by his head. Lady Blessington. 

ft woman sometimes scorns what best con- 
tents her. Two Gent, o/l'er., iii. 1. 

\ woman's whole life is a history of the affec- 
tions. //*. Irving. 

ft word and a stone let go cannot be recalled. 

ft word from a friend is doubly enjoyable in 
dark days. Goethe. 

ft word once vulgarised can never be rehabili- 
tated. Lowell. 

ft word sooner wounds than heals. Goethe. 

ft word spoken in season, at the right moment, 
is the mother of ages. Carlyle. 

ft, word spoken in due season, how good is it? 

ft work of real merit finds favour at last. A. 
B. Alcott. 

ft world all sincere, a believing world ; the like 
has been ; the like will again be — cannot help 
being. Carlyle. 

A world in the hand is worth two in the bush. 

A world this in which much is to be done, and 
little to be known. Goethe. 

ft. worn-out sinner is sometimes found to make 
the best declaimer against sin. Lamb. 

A. worthless man will always remain worth- 
less, and a little mind will not, by daily 
intercourse with great minds, become an 
inch greater. Goethe. 

A wounded spirit who can bear ? Bible. 

A. wound never heals so well that the scar 
cannot be seen. Dan. Pr. 

A. wreck on shore is a beacon at sea. Dut. Pr. 

A. wretched soul, bruised with adversity, / We 
bid be quiet when we hear it cry ; , But were 
we burdened with like weight of pain, / As 
much, or more, we should ourselves com- 
plain. Com. 0/ Errors, ii. 1. 

Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; / 
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot. Meas. 
for .Meas., iii. 1. 

Aye free, aff-han' your story tell, when wi' a 
bosom crony; / But still keep something to 
yoursel' / Ye scarcely tell to ony. Burns. 

Aye in a hurry, and aye ahint. Sc. Pr. 

Ay, every inch a king. King Lear, iv. 6. 

Ay me ! for aught that ever I could read, 35 
Could ever hear by tale or history, The 
course of true love never did run smooth. 
Mid. X.'s Dream, i. 1. 

Aymez loyaute' — Love loyalty. M. 

A young man idle, an old man needy. //. Pr. 

Ay, sir, to be honest as this world goes, is to 
be one man picked out of two thousand. 
Ham., ii. 2. 

Bachelor, a peacock ; betrothed, a lion ; 

wedded, an ass. Sp. Pr. 
" Bad company," muttered the thief, as he 40 

stepped to the gallows between the hang- 
man and a monk. Dut. Pr. 
Bad is by its very nature negative, and can 

do nothing ; whatsoever enables us to do 

anything, is by its very nature good. Car- 
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. 

Bad men excuse their faults ; good men will 

leave them. Ben Jonson. 
Bal abonne — A subscription ball. Fr. 
Bal champetre — A country bail. Fr. 45 

Ballon d'essai — A balloon sent up to ascertain the 

direction of the wind ; any test of public feeling. 

Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts. 2 

Hen. VI., i. 2. 
Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease. Dryden. 
Barba bagnata e mezza rasa — A beard well 

lathered is half shaved. It. Pr. 
Barbae tenus sapientes — Wise as far as the beard 50 

goes. Pr. 
Barbarism is no longer at our frontiers ; it lives 

side by side with us. Atniel. 
Barbarism is the non-appreciation of what is 

excellent. Goethe. 
Barbarus hie ego sum, quia non intelligo - ulli 

— I am a barbarian here, for no one understands 

what I say. Ovid. 
Barbouillage — Scribbling. Fr. 
Barking dogs seldom bite. Pr. 55 

Bas bleu — A blue-stocking. Fr. 
Base envy withers at another's joy, / And hates 

that excellence it cannot reach. Thomson. 
Base in kind, and born to be a slave. Cowper. 
Base men, being in love, have then a nobility 

in their natures more than is native to them. 

Othello, ii. 1. 
Base souls have no faith in great men. Rous- 6(1 

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a 

reproach to old age. A rist. 
Bashfulness is but the passage from one 

season of life to another. Bp. Hunt. 
Basis virtutum constantia — Constancy is the 

basis of all the virtues. M. 
Battering the gates of heaven with storms of 
I prayer. Tennyson. 



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Battle's magnificently stern array. Byron. 
Be a philosopher ; but, amidst all your philo- 
sophy, be still a man. Hume. 
Beard was never the true standard of brains. 

Bear one another's burdens. St. Paul. 
5 Bear wealth, poverty will bear itself. Pr. 
Be a sinner and sin manfully (fortiter), but 

believe and rejoice in Christ more manfully 

Still. Luther to Mclauchthon. 
Be as you would seem to be. Pr. 
Beats memorial — Of blessed memory. 
Beati monoculi in regione cacorum — Blessed 

are the one-eyed among those who are blind. 

10 Beatus ille qui procul negotiis, / Ut prisca 

gens mortalium, / Paterna rura bobus exer- 

cet suis, / Solutus omni fcenore — Happy the 

man who. remote from busy life, is content, like 

the primitive race of mortals, to plough his 

paternal lands with his own oxen, freed from 

all borrowing and lending. Hor. 
Beaucoup de memoire et peu de jugement— A 

retentive memory and little judgment. Pr. Pr. 
Beau ideal — Ideal excellence, or one's conception 

of perfection in anything. Fr. 
Beau monde — The fashionable world. Fr. 
Beaute et folie sont souvent en compagnie — 

Beauty and folly go often together. Fr. Pr. 
15 Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll ; / 

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the 

soul. Pope. 
Beautiful it is to understand and know that 

a thought did never yet die ; that as thou. 

the originator thereof, hast gathered it and 

created it from the whole past, so thou wilt 

transmit to the whole future. Carlylc. 
Beauty blemished once, for ever's lost. Shakc- 

Beauty can afford to laugh at distinctions ; it 

is itself the greatest distinction. Bovec. 
Beauty carries its dower in its face. Dan. Pr. 
20 Beauty depends more on the movement of the 

face than the form of the features. Mrs. 

Beauty doth varnish age, as if new-born, / 

And gives the crutch the cradle's infancy. 

O, 'tis the sun that maketh all things shine. 

Lozie's L's. Lost, iv. 3. 
Beauty draws us with a single hair. Pope. 
Beauty is a good letter of introduction. Ger. Pr. 
Beauty is a hovering, shining, shadowy form, 

the outline of which no definition holds. 

25 Beauty is an all-pervading presence. Channing. 
Beauty is a patent of nobility. G. Schwab. 
Beauty is as summer fruits, which are easy to 

corrupt and cannot last. Bacon. 
Beauty is a witch, Against whose charms 

faith melteth into blood. Much Ado, ii. 1. 
Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye, Not 

utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues. 

Love's Vs. Lost, ii. .. 
30 Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good. 

Beauty is everywhere a right welcome guest. 

Beauty is never a delusion. Hawthorne. 
Beauty is the flowering of virtue. Or. Pr. 

Beauty is the highest principle and the highest 

aim of art. Goethe. 
Beauty is the pilot of the young soul. Emerson. 35 
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. 

Michael Angela. 
Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all / Ye 

know on earth, and all ye need to know. 

Beauty is worse than wine ; it intoxicates both 

holder and the beholder. Zinnnerinann. 
Beauty, like wit. to judges should be shown ; 

Both most are valued where they best are 

known. Lyttcltou. 
Beauty lives with kindness. Two Gen. of 40 

I'cr., iv. 2. 
Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. 

As You Like It, i. 3. 
Beauty should be the dowry of every man and 

woman. Emerson. 
Beauty stands ' In the admiration only of 

weak minds, / Led captive. Milton. 
Beauty's tears are lovelier than her smile. 

Beauty too rich for use ; for earth too dear. 45 

Rom. and Jul., i. 5. 
Beauty, when unadorned, adorned the most. 

Beauty without expression tires. Emerson. 
Beauty without grace is a violet without 

smell. Pr. 
Beaux esprits — Men of wit. Fr. 
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold. 50 

Be checked for silence, / But never tax'd for 

speech. Alls Well, i. 1. 
Be commonplace and cringing, and everything 

is within your reach. Beau/nan hais. 
Bedenkt, derTeufelder ist alt, / So werdet alt 

ihn zu verstehen— Consider, the devil is old; 

therefore grow old to understand him. Goethe. 
Be discreet in all things, and so render it 

unnecessary to be mysterious about any. 

// ellingion. 
Be England what she will, ' With all her faults 55 

she is my country still. Churchill. 
Bees will nnt work except in darkness ; thought 

will not work except in silence ; neither will 

virtue work except in secrecy. Carlyte. 
Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts ; 

in the full-blown flower there is no more ; in 

the leafless root there is no less. Emerson. 
Before every one stands an image (Bild) of 

what he ought to be ; so long as he is not 

that, his peace is not complete. Riicktrt, 
Before honour is humility. Bible. 
Before man made us citizens, great Nature 60 

made us men. Lowell. 
Before the curing of a strong disease, Even in 

the instant of repair and health, The fit is 

strongest ; evils that take leave, / On their de- 
parture most of all show evil. King John, iii. 4. 
Before the immense possibilities of man. all 

mere experience, all past biography, how- 
ever spotless and sainted, shrinks away. 

Before the revelations of the soul, Time, Space, 

and Nature shrink away. Emerson. 
Be r ore you trust a man, eat a peck of salt with 

him. Pr, 


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Beggars, mounted, run their horse to death. 

3 Hen. VI., i. 4. 
Beggars must not be choosers. Pr. 
Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks. 

Ham. ii. 2. 
Begniigt euch doch ein Mensch zu sein— Let 

it content thee that thou art a man. Lcssing. 
Begun is half done. Pr. 
Behaupten ist nicht beweisen— Assertion is no 

proof. Ger. Pr. 
Behaviour is a mirror in which each one shows 

his image. Goethe. 
Behind a frowning providence / God hides a 

shining face. Cowper. 
Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing 

forms, as clouds do afar off. Emerson. 
Behind every individual closes organisation ; 

before him opens liberty. Emerson. 
Behind every mountain lies a vale. But. Pr. 
Behold how great a matter a little fire kindleth. 

St. J onus. 
Beholding heaven and feeling hell. Moore. 
Behold now is the accepted time. St. Paul. 
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, / 

Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. 

Bei den meisten Menschen griindet sich der 

Unglaube in einer Sache auf blindenGlauben 

in einer andern — With most men unbelief in 

one thing is founded on blind belief in another. 

Bei Geldsachen hort die Gemiitlichkeit auf— 

When money is in question, good day to friendly 

feeling. D. Hansemann. 
Beinahe bringt keine Miicke um — Almost never 

killed a fly. Ger. Pr. 
Being alone when one's belief is firm, is not 

to be alone. Aicerb.uh. 
Being done, / There is no pause. Othello, 

v. 2. 
Being without well-being is a curse ; and the 

greater being, the greater curse. Bacon. 
Be in possession, and thou hast the right, 

and sacred will the many guard it for thee. 

Be it never so humble, there's no place like 

home. J. H. Payne. 
Bei wahrer Liebe ist Vertrauen— With true 

love there is trust. Ph. Keger. 
Be just and fear not; / Let all the ends thou 

aim'st at be thy country's, / Thy God s, and 

truth's. Henry VIII., iii. 2. 
Be just before you be generous. Pr. 
Beleidigst du einen Monch, so knappen alle 

Kuttenzipfel bis nach Rom — Offend but one 

monk, and the lappets of all cowls will flutter as 

far as Rome. Ger. Pr. 
Bel esprit — A person of genius ; a brilliant mind. 

Belief and love,- a believing love, will relieve 

us of a vast load of care. Emerson. 
I Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of 

the soul ; unbelief, in denying them. Emerson. 
Believe not each accusing tongue, I As most 

weak persons do ; / But still believe that 

story wrong / Which ought not to be true. 

Believe not every spirit. St. John. 
Bella ! horrida bella ! — War ! horrid war ! Virg. 

Bella femmina che ride, vuol dire borsa che 

piange — The smiles of a pretty woman are the 

tears of the purse. It. Pr. 
Bella matronis detestata — Wars detested by 35 

mothers. Hor. 
Belle, bonne, riche, et sage, est une femme 

en quatre etages — A woman who is beautiful, 

good, rich, and wise, is four stories high. Er. Pr. 
Belle chose est tot ravie — A fine thing is soon 

snapt up. Fr. Pr. 
Bellet ein alter Hund, so soil man aufschauen 

■ — When an old dog barks, one must look out. 

Ger. Pr. 
Bellicae virtutis praemium — The reward of valour 

IB war. M. 
Bellua multorum capitum — The many-headed 40 

monster, i.e., the mob. 
Bellum internecinum — A war of extermination. 
Bellum ita suscipiatur, ut nihil aliud nisi pax 

qusesita videatur — War should be so under- 
taken that nothing but peace may seem to be 

aimed at. Cic. 
Bellum nee timendum nee provocandum — War 

ought neither to be dreaded nor provoked. Plin. 

the Younger. 
Bellum omnium in omnes — A war of all against all. 
Bellum, pax rursus — A war, and again a peace. 45 

fi€KTiov Oaveif awat, 7) dia f3ioi> rpe/xuv — 

Better die outright than be all one's life long in 

terror. sEsop. 
Bemerke, hore, schweige. Urteile wenig, 

frage viel — Take note of what you see, give 

heed to what you hear, and be silent. Judge 

little, inquire much. Platen. 
Be modest without diffidence, proud without 

presumption. Goethe. 
Benche la bugia sia veloce, la verita l'arriva — 

Though a lie may be swift, truth overtakes it. 

It. Pr. 
Beneath the loveliest dream there coils a fear. 50 

/'. Watts. 
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the 

pen is mightier than the sword. Buhuer 

Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's 

shade, / Where heaves the turf in many a 

mouldering heap, / Each in his narrow cell 

for ever laid, / The rude forefathers of the 

hamlet sleep. Groy. 
Ben e cieco chi non vede il sole — He is very 

blind who does not see the sun. It. Pr. 
Benedetto e quel male che vien solo — Blessed 

is the misfortune that comes alone. It. Pr. 
Bene est cui Deus obtulit / Parca quod satis 55 

est manu — Well for him to whom God has given 

enough with a sparing hand. Hor. 
Benefacta male locata, malefacta arbitror — 
Favours injudiciously conferred I reckon evils. 
Benefacta sua verbis adornant — They enhance 

their favours by their words. Plin. 
Beneficia dare qui nescit injuste petit — He who 

knows not how to bestow a benefit is unreason- 
able if he expects one. Pub. Syr. 
Beneficia plura recipit qui scit reddere— He 
receives most favours who knows how to return 
them. Pub. Syr. 
Beneficium accipere libertatem vendere est— 60 
To accept a favour is to forfeit liberty. Laber. 


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Beneficium dignis ubi des, omnes obliges— 
Where you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, 
you confer a favour on all. Pub. Syr. 

Beneficium invito non datur— There is no con- 
ferring a favour (involving obligation) on a man 
against his will. L. Max. 

Beneficus est qui non sua, sed alterius causa 
benigne facit — He is beneficent who acts 
kindly, not for his own benefit, but for another's. 

Bene merenti bene profuerit, male merenti 
par erit — To a well-deserving man God will 
show favour, to an ill-deserving He will be 
simply just. Plant. 
5 Bene merentibus — To the well-deserving. M. 

Bene nummatum decorat Suedela Venusque — 
The goddesses of persuasion and of love adorn 
the train of the well-moneyed man. Hor. 

Bene orasse est bene studuisse — To have prayed 
well is to have striven well. 

Bene qui latuit, bene vixit — Well has he lived 
who has lived well in obscurity. Ovid. 

Benevolence is the distinguishing character- 
istic of man. Mencues. 
10 Benigno numine — By the favour of Providence. 

Benignus etiam dandi causam cogitat — The 
benevolent man even weighs the grounds of his 
liberality. Pr. 

Be no one like another, yet every one like the 
Highest ; to this end let each one be perfect 
in himself. Goethe. 

Be not angry that you cannot make others 
what you wish them to be, since you cannot 
make yourself what you wish to be. Thomas 
a Keinpis. 

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil 
with good. St. Paul. 
15 Be not righteous overmuch. Bible. 

Be not the first by whom the new is tried, / 
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Pope. 

Ben trovato— Well invented. //. 

Be our joy three-parts pain ! Strive, and 
hold cheap the strain ; / Learn, nor account 
the pang ; dare, never grudge the throe ! 

Berretta in mano non fece mai danno — Cap in 
hand never harmed any one. It. Pr. 
20 Bescheiden freue dich des Ruhms, / So bist du 
wert des Heiligthums — If thou modestly enjoy 
thy fame, thou art not unworthy to rank with the 
holy. Goethe. 

Bescheidenheit ist eine Zier, / Doch weiter 
kommt man ohne ihr- Modesty is an orna- 
ment, yet people get on better without it. Ge>: 

Beseht die Gonner in der Nahe ! Halb sind 
sie kalt, halb sind sie roh — Look closely at 
those who patronise you. Half are unfeeling, 
half untaught. Goethe. 

Besiegt von einem, ist besiegt von alien — 
1 I rpowered by one is overpowered by all. 

Be silent, or say something better than silence. 
Sp. Pr. 
25 Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in 
changing him. Sc. Pr. 

Be sober, be vigilant. .S7. Peter. 

Besser ein Flick als ein Loch — Better a patch 

than a hole. Ger. l'i: 

Besser ein magrer Vergleich als ein fetter 
Prozess — Better is a lean agreement than a fat 
lawsuit. Ger. Pr. 

Besser frei in der Fremde als Knecht daheim 
— Better free in a strange land than a slave at 
home. Ger. Pr. 

Besser freundlich versagen als unwillig ge- 30 
wahren — Better a friendly refusal than an un- 
willing consent (lit. pledge). Ger. Pr. 

Besser Rat kommt iiber Nacht — Better counsel 
comes over-night. Lessing. 

Besser was als gar nichts — Better something 
than nothing at all. Ger. Pr. 

Besser zweimal fragen dann einmal irre gehn 
— Better ask twice than go wrong once. Ger. 

Be still and have thy will. Tyndal. 

Be stirring as the time ; be fire with fire ; ' 35 
Threaten the threatner, and outface the 
brow Of bragging horror ; so shall inferior 
eyes, / That borrow their behaviours from 
the great, / Grow great by your example, 
and put on / The dauntless spirit of resolu- 
tion. King John, v. i. 

Best men are moulded out of faults. Metis, for 
Meas., v. i. 

Be strong, and quit yourselves like men. 

Best time is present time. Pr. 

Be substantially great in thyself, and more 
than thou appearest unto others. Sir Thomas 

Be sure you can obey good laws before you 40 
seek to alter bad ones. Kushin. 

Be sure your sin will find you out. Bible. 

Be swift to hear, slow to speak. Pr. 

Bete noir — An eyesore ; a bugbear (lit. a black 
beast). Fr. 

Beter eens in den hemel dan tienmaal aan de 
deur — Better once in heaven than ten times at 
the door. Dut. Pr. 

Be thankful for your ennui ; it is your last 45 
mark of manhood. Carlyle. 

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, 
thou shalt not escape calumny. Ham., 
iii. i. 

Be thou assured, if words be made of breath, / 
And breath of life, I have no life to breathe / 
What thou hast said to me. Ham., iii. 4. 

Be thou faithful unto death. St. John. 

Betise- Folly ; piece of folly. Fr. 

Be to her virtues very kind ; / Be to her faults 50 
a little blind. Prior. 

Betrogene Betriiger — The deceiver deceived. 

Betriigen und betrogen werden, / Nichts ist 
gewbhnlicher auf Erden — Nothing is more 
common on earth than to deceive and be de- 
ceived. Seume. 

Betrug war Alles, Lug, und Schein— All was 
deception, a lie, and illusion. Goethe. 

Bettelsack ist bodenlos — The beggar's bag has 
no hot loin. Ger. Pr. 

Better a blush in the face than a blot in the 55 
heart. I 'ervantes. 

Better a child should be ignorant of a thousand 
truths than have consecrated in its heart 
a single lie. /w, 1 

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble 
without one. Chinese Pr. 


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etter a fortune in a wife than with a wife. 

etter a fremit freend than a freend fremit, 
i.e., a stranger for a friend than a friend turned 
stranger. Sc. Pr. 

etter a living dog than a dead lion. Pr. 
etter an egg to-day than a hen to-morrow. 

etter an end with terror than a terror with- 
out end. Schill. 

etter a toom (empty) house than an ill tenant. 
Sc. Pr. 

etter a witty fool than a foolish wit. Twelfth 
Night, i. 5. 

etter bairns greet (weep) than bearded men. 
Sc. Pr. 

etter be at the end o' a feast than the be- 
ginning o' a fray. Sc. Pr. 
etter be a nettle in the side of your friend 
than his echo. Emerson. 

etter be a poor fisherman than have to do 
with the governing of men. Danton. 
etter be disagreeable in a sort than alto- 
gether insipid. Goethe. 
etter be idle than ill employed. Sc. Pr. 
etter bend than break. Pr. 
etter be persecuted than shunned. Ebers. 
etter be poor than wicked. Pr. 
etter be unborn than untaught. Gael. Pr. 
etter buy than borrow. Pr. 
etter deny at once than promise long. Pr. 
etter far off, than— near, be ne'er the near'. 
Rich. II., v. 1. 

etter far to die in the old harness than to try 
to put on another. /. G. Holland. 
etter fifty years of Europe than a cycle of 
Cathay. Tennyson. 
etter go back than go wrong. Pr. 
etter go to bed supperless than rise in debt. 
Sc. Pr. 

etter haud (hold on) wi' the hound than rin 
wi' the hare. Sc. Pr. 

etter is an ass that carries us than a horse 
that throws us. /. G Holland. 
etter it is to be envied than pitied. Pr. 
etter keep the deil oot than hae to turn him 
oot. Sc. Pr. 

etter keep weel than mak' weel. Sc. Pr. 
etter knot straws than do nothing. Gael. Pr. 
etter lose a jest than a friend. Pr. 
etter mad with all the world than wise all 
alone. Pr. Pr. 

etter my freen's think me fremit as fasheous, 
i.e., strange rather than troublesome. Sc. Pr. 
etter never begin than never make an end. 

etter not be at all / Than not be noble. 

etter not read books in which you make the 
acquaintance of the devil. Niebuhr. 
etter one-eyed than stone-blind. Pr. 
etter one living word than a hundred dead 
ones. Ger. Pr. 

etter rue sit than rue flit, i.e. , regret remaining 
than regret removing. Sc. Pr. 
etter say nothing than nothing to the pur- 
pose. Pr. 

Better sit still than rise and fa'. Sc, Pr. 
Better sma' fish than nane. Sc. Pr. 
Better suffer for truth than prosper by false- 
hood. Dan. Pr. 
Better ten guilty escape than one innocent 

man suffer. Pr. 
Better that people should laugh at one while 45 

they instruct, than that they should praise 

without benefiting. Goethe. 
Better the ill ken'd than the ill unken'd, i.e., 

the ill we know than the ill we don't know. 

Sc Pr. 
Better the world know you as a sinner than 

God as a hypocrite. Dan. Pr. 
Better to ask than go astray. Pr. 
Better to get wisdom than gold. Bible. 
Better to hunt in fields for health unbought, / 50 

Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. / 

The wise for cure on exercise depend ; / 

God never made his work for man to mend. 

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. 

Better to say " Here it is " than " Here it was.' 

Better understand the world than condemn it. 

Gael. Pr. 
Better untaught than ill taught. Pr. 
Better wear out than rust out. Bishop Cum- 55 

Better wear shoon (shoes) than sheets. Sc. Pr. 
Better wrong with the many than right with 

the few. Port. Pr. 
Between a woman's "Yes" and "No" you 

may insert the point of a needle. Ger. Pr. 
Between saying and doing there's a long road. 

Between the acting of a dreadful thing / And 60 

the first motion, all the interim is / Like a 

phantasma or a hideous dream. Jul. Cces., 

ii. 1. 
Between the deil and the deep sea. Sc. Pr. 
Between us and hell or heaven there is nothing 

but life, which of all things is the frailest. 

Beware, my lord, of jealousy ; / It is the green- 
eyed monster that doth mock / The meat it 

feeds on. Othello, iii. 3. 
Beware of a silent dog and still water. Pr. 
Beware of a silent man and a dog that does 65 

not bark. Pr. 
Beware of a talent which you cannot hope to 

cultivate to perfection. Goethe. 
Beware / Of entrance to a quarrel ; but, being 

in, / Bear 't that the opposed may beware 

of thee. Ham., L 3. 
Beware of false prophets. Jesus. 
Beware of " Had I wist." Pr. 
Beware of one who has nothing to lose. It. 70 

Beware of too much good staying in your 

hand. Emerson. 
Beware the fury of a patient man. Dryden. 
Beware when the great God lets loose a 

thinker on this planet. Emerson. 
Be warned by thy good angel and not ensnared 

by thy bad one. Burger. 
Be wisely worldly ; be not worldly wise. 75 



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Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer. ! 'oung: 
Be wise with speed ; / A fool at forty is a fool 

indeed. 1 'oung. 
Bewunderung verdient ein Wunder wohl, / 
Doch scheint ein Weib kein echtes Weib 
zu sein, / So bald es nur Bewunderung ver- 
dient — What is admirable justly calls forth our 
admiration, yet a woman seems to be no true 
woman who calls forth nothing else. Platen. 
Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harm- 
less as doves. Jesus. 
5 Bezwingt des Herzens Bitterkeit. Es bringt / 
Nicht gute Frucht, wenn Hass dem Hass 
begegnet — Control the heart's bitterness. No- 
thing good comes of returning hatred for hatred. 
Bibula charta— Blotting-paper. 
Bien dire fait rire ; bien faire fait taire— Saying 
well makes us laugh ; doing well makes us silent. 
Fr. Pr. 
Bien est larron qui larron derobe— He is a thief 

with a witness who robs another. Fr. Pr. 
Bien nourri et mal appris— Well fed but ill 
taught. Fr. Pr. 
10 Bien perdu bien connu — We know the worth of 
a thing when we have lost it. Fr. 
Bien predica quien bien vive— He preaches well 

who lives well. 6"/. Pr. 
Bien sabe el asno en cuya cara rabozna — The 
ass knows well in whose face he brays. Sf. 
Bien sabe el sabio que no sabe, el nescio piensa 
que sabe — The wise man knows well that he 
does not know ; the ignorant man thinks he 
knows. Sj>. Pr. 
Bien sabe la vulpeja con quien trebeja— The 
fox knows well with whom he plays tricks. 
S/>. Pr. 
15 Bien veng;as, mal, si vienes solo— A\ elcome, mis- 
fortune, if thou contest alone. Sp. Pr. 
Bien vient a mieux, et mieux a mal — Good comes 

to better and better to bad. Fr. Pr. 
Big destinies of nations or of persons are not 

founded gratis in this world. Carlyle. 
Bigotry murders religion, to frighten fools with 

her ghost. Coltotu 
Big words seldom accompany good deeds. 
Dan. Pr. 
20 Billet-doux— A love-letter. Fr. 

Biography is the most universally pleasant, 
the most universally profitable, of all read- 
ing. ( 'arlyle. 
Biography is the only true history. Carlyle. 
Birds of a feather flock together. Pr. 
Birds of prey do not flock together. Port. Pr. 
25 Birth is much, but breeding is more. Pr. 

Bis dat qui cito dat — He gives twice who gives 

quickly. L. Pr. 
Bis est gratum quod opus est, si ultro offeras — 
That help is doubly acceptable which you offer 
spontaneously when we stand ill need. Pub. 

Bis interimitur qui suis armis perit — He dies 
twice who perishes by his own weapons or de- 
vices. Pub. Syr. 
Bisogna amar l'amico con i suoi difetti We 
must love our friend with all lii^ defects. //. Pr. 
80 Bis peccare in bello non licet — It is not permitted 
t.> blunder in war a second time, Pr, 

Bist du Amboss, sei geduldig ; bist du Hammer, 
schlage hart— Art thou anvil, be patient ; art 
thou hammer, strike hard. Ger. Pr. 

Bist du ein Mensch ? so fiihle meine Noth— Art 
thou a man? then feel for my wretchedness. 
Margaret in " Faust." 

Bist du mit dem Teufel du und du, / Und willst 
dich vor der Flamme scheuen ? — Art thou on 
familiar terms with the devil, and wilt thou shy 
at the flame? Goethe s " Faust." 

Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria — He conquers 
twice who, at the moment of victory-, conquers 
(i.e., restrains) himself. Pub. Syr. 

Bitin' and scartin' 's Scotch folk's wooing. Sc. 3 

Black detraction will find faults where they are 
not. Massitiger. 

Blame is the lazy man's wages. Dan. Pr. 

Blame where you must, be candid where you 
can, / And be each critic the good-natured 
man. Goldsmith. 

Blanc-bec — A greenhorn. Fr. 

Elasen ist nicht floten ; ihr musst die Finger 4 
bewegen — To blow on the flute is not to play on 
it ; you must move the fingers as well. Goethe. 

Blasphemy is wishing ill to anything, and its 
outcome wishing ill to God ; while Euphemy 
is wishing well to everything, and its out- 
come wishing well to— " Ah, wad ye tak' a 
thocht, and men'." Kttskin. 

Blasted with excess of light. Gray. 

Bleib nicht allein, denn in der Wuste trat / Der 
Satansengel selbst dem Herrn des Himmels 
—Remain not alone, for it was in the desert that 
Satan came to the Lord of Heaven himself. 

Bless, and curse not. St. Paul. 

Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet 4 
have believed. Jesus. 

Blessed are they that hear the Word of God, 
and keep it. Bible. 

Blessed be he who first invented sleep ; it 
covers a man all over like a cloak. Cer- 


Blessed be nothing. Pr. 

Blessed is he that considereth the poor. Bible. 

Blessed is he that continueth where he is ; here 5 

let us rest and lay out seed-fields ; here let 

us learn to dwell. ( arlyle. 
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall 

never be disappointed. Swift. 
Blessed is he who is made happy by the sound 

of a rat-tat. / kackeray. 
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation. 

.S7. James. 
Blessed is the voice that, amid dispiritment, 

stupidity, and contradiction, proclaims to us, 

Euge 1 (i.e., Excellent! Bravol). Carlyle. 
Blessedness is a whole eternity older than £ 

damnation. Jean Paul. 
Blessings are upon the head of the just. Bible. 
Blinder Eifer schadet nur— Blind zeal only does 

harm. .1/. (,'. / ichtwer. 
Blinder Gaul geht geradezu— A blind horse goes 

right on. Ger. Pr. 
Blindfold zeal can do nothing but harm— harm 

everywhere, and harm always. Lichtner. 
Bloemen zijn geen vruchten Blossoms are not( 

fruits. Dut. Pr. 
Blood is thicker than water. Pr, 


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Blosse Intelligenz ohne correspondirende 
Energie des Wollens ist ein blankes Schwert 
in der Scheide, verachtlich, wenn es nie 
und nimmer geziickt wird — Mere intelligence 
without corresponding energy of the will is a 
polished sword in its scabbard, contemptible, if 
it is never drawn forth. /, hu/nci: 

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, / Thou art not 
so unkind As man's ingratitude. As You 
Like It, ii. 7. 

Blow, wind ! come, wrack ! / At least we'll die 
with harness on our back. Macb., v. 5. 

Blue are the hills that are far from us. Gael. 

Blunt edges rive hard knots. Trail, and Cress., 
i- 3- 

Blushes are badges of imperfection. Wycherley. 

Blut ist ein ganz besondrer Saft — Blood is a 
quite peculiar fluid. Mepliisto. in Faust. 

Boca de mel, coracao de fel — A tongue of honey, 
a heart of gall. Port. Pr. 

Boca que diz sim, diz nao — The mouth that can 
say Yea," can say " Nay." Port. Pr. 
5 Bodily exercise profiteth little. St. Paul. 

Bceotum in crasso jurares aere natum — You 
would swear he was born in the foggy atmos- 
phere of the Bceotians. Hor. 

Bois ont oreilles et champs ceillets — Woods have 
ears and fields eyes. Pr. Pr. 

Bole com o rabo o cao, nao por ti, senad pelo 
pad — The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for 
your bread. Port. Pr. 

Bon accord — Good harmony. M. 
5Bonse leges malis ex moribus procreantur — 
Good laws grow out of evil acts. Macrob. 

Bona fide — In good faith ; in reality. 

Bona malis paria non sunt, etiam pari numero ; 
nee lsetitia ulla minimo mcerore pensanda — 
The blessings of life do not equal its ills, even 
when of equal number ; nor can any pleasure, 
however intense, compensate for even the slightest 
pain. Pliny. 

Bona nemini hora est, ut non alicui sit mala 
— There is no hour good for one man that is not 
bad for another. Pvb. Syr. 

Bonarum rerum consuetudo est pessima — No- 
thing can be worse than being accustomed to 
good things. Pub. Syr. 
D Bona vacantia — Goods that have no owner. L. 

Bon avocat, mauvais voisin — A good lawyer is a 
bad neighbour. Pr. Pr. 

Bon bourgeois — A substantial citizen. Pr. 

Bon chien chasse de race — A good dog hunts 
from pure instinct. Pr. Pr. 

Bon diable — A good-natured fellow, pr. 
5 Bon droit a besoin d'aide — A good cause needs 
help. Pr. Pr. 

Bon gre, mal gre — Whether willing or not. pr. 

Bon guet chasse maladventure — A good look- 
out drives ill-luck away. Pr. Pr. 

Bonne epee point querelleur — A good swords- 
man is not given to quarrel, pr. Pr. 

Bonne est la maille que sauve le denier — Good 
is the farthing that saves the penny. Pr. Pr. 
Bonhomie — Good nature. Pr. 

Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere 
— It is the duty of a good shepherd to Shear his 
sheep, not to flay them. Tiberius Casar, in 
reference to taxation. 

Bonis avibus — Under favourable auspices. 
Bonis nocet quisquis pepercerit malis — He does 

injury to the good who spares the bad. Pub. Syr. 
Bonis omnia bona — All things are good to the 

good. M. 
Bonis quod benefit haud perit — A kindness done 35 

to good men is never thrown away. Plaut. 
Bonis vel malis avibus — Under good, or evil, 

Bon jour — Good day. Fr. 
Bon jour, bonne ceuvre — The better the day, the 

better the deed. Pr. Pr. 
Bon marche tire l'argent hors de la bourse- -A 

good bargain is a pick-purse. Pr. Pr. 
Bon mot — A witticism or jest. Pr. 40 

Bon naturel — Good nature or disposition. Fr. 
Bonne — A nurse. Pr. 
Bonne bouche — A delicate morsel. Fr. 
Bonne et belle assez — Good and handsome 

enough. Fr. M. 
Bonne journee fait qui de fol se delivre — He 46 

who rids himself of a fool does a good day's 

work. Fr. Pr. 
Bonne renommee vaut mieux que ceinture 

doree — A good name is worth more than a girdle 

of gold. Fr. Pr. 
Bonnet rouge — The cap of liberty. Fr. 
Bonnie feathers mak' bonnie fowls. Sc. Pr. 
Bon poete, mauvais homme — Good as a poet, 

bad as a man. Fr. 
Bon sang ne peut mentir — Good blood disdains 50 

to lie. Fr. Pr. 
Bons et maos mantem cidade — Good men and 

bad make a city. Port. Pr. 
Bons mots n'epargnent nuls — Witticisms spare 

nobody. Fr. Pr. 
Bon soir — Good evening. Fr. 
Bon ton — The height of fashion. Fr. 
Bonum ego quam beatum me esse nimio dici 55 

mavolo — I would much rather be called good 

than well off. Plaut. 
Bonum est fugienda aspicere in alieno malo — 

Well if we see in the misfortune of another what 

we should shun ourselves. Pub. Syr. 
Bonum est, pauxillum amare sane, insane non 

bonum est — It is good to be moderately sane in 

love ; to be madly in love is not good. Plaut. 
Bonum summum quo tendimus omnes — That 

supreme good at which we all aim. Lucre t. 
Bonus animus in mala re dimidium est mali 

— Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil 

overcome. Plaut. 
Bonus atque fidus ' Judex honestum prsetulit 60 

utili — A good and faithful judge ever prefers the 

honourable to the expedient. Hor. 
Bonus dux bonum reddit militem— The good 

general makes good soldiers. L. Pr. 
Bonus vir semper tiro— A good man is always a 

Bon vivant — A good liver. Fr. 
Bon voyage — A pleasant journey or voyage. Fr. 
Books are divisible into two classes, the books 65 

of the hour and the books of all time. Ruskin. 
Books are embalmed minds. Bovee. 
Books are made from books. Voltaire. 
Books cannot always please, however good ; / 

Minds are not ever craving for their food. 



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Books generally do little else than give our 

errors names. Goethe. 
Books, like friends, should be few and well 

chosen. Joineriana. 
Books still accomplish miracles ; they per- 
suade men. Carlyle. 
Books, we know, / Are a substantial world, 

pure and good. Wordsworth, 
5 Boomen die men veel verplant gedijen zelden 

— Trees you transplant often, seldom, thrive. 

Did. Pr. 
Borgen thut nur einmal wohl — Borrowing does 

well only once. Ger. Pr. 
Born to excel and to command ! Congreve. 
Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. Cic. 
Borrowing is not much better than begging ; 

just as lending on interest is not much better 

than stealing. Lessing. 
10 Bos alienus subinde prospectat foras — A strange 

ox every now and then turns its eyes wistfully to 

the door. Pr. 
Boser Brunnen, da man Wasser muss ein- 

tragen — It is a bad well into which you must 

pour water. Ger. Pr. 
Boser Pfennig kommt immer wieder — A bad 

penny always comes back again. Ger. Pr. 
Bos in lingua — He has an ox on his tongue, i.e., 

a bribe to keep silent, certain coins in Athens 

being stamped with an ox. Pr. 
Bos lassus fortius figit pedem — The tired ox 

plants his foot more firmly. Pr. 
15 Botschaft hor' ich wohl, allein mir fehlt der 

Glaube — I hear the message indeed, but I want 

the faith. Goethe 's " Faust.'' 
fiovXevov irpb epyuv, ottws /irj fxiopa Tre\r]Ta.i 

— Before the act consider, so that nothing foolish 

may arise out of it. Gr. Pr. 
Bought wit is best, i.e., bought by experience. 

Boutez en avant — Push forward. Fr. 
Bowels of compassion. St. John. 
20 Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better. 

Brain is always to be bought, but passion 

never comes to market. Lcnvell. 
Brave men are brave from the very first. Cor- 

Bread at pleasure, / Drink by measure. 


Bread is the staff of life. Swift. 
25 Breathes there the man with soul so dead, / 
Who never to himself hath said, , "This is 
my own, my native land ? " Scott. 

Breathe his faults so quaintly, / That they may 
seem the taints of liberty ; / The flash and 
outbreak of a fiery mind. Ham. ii. i. 

Breed is stronger than pasture. George Eliot. 

Brevet d'invention— A patent. Fr. 

Brevete — Patented. Fr. 
30 Breve tempus aetatis satis est longum ad bene 
honesteque vivendum — A short term on earth 
is long enough for a good and honourable life. 

Brevi manu— Offhand ; summarily (lit. witli a 
short hand). 

Brevis a natura nobis vita data est : at memoria 
bene redditae vitas est sempiterna— A short 
life has been grv en us by Nature, but the memory 
of a well-spent one is eternal. Cic. 

Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio— When labour- 
ing to be concise, I become obscure. Hor. 

Brevis ipsa vita est, sed longior malis — Life 
itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes. 
Pub. Syr. 

Brevis voluptas mox doloris est parens — Short- 35 
lived pleasure is the parent of pain. Pr. 

Brevity is the body and soul of wit. Jean 

Brevity is the soul of wit. Ham., iii. 2. 

Bric-a-brac —Articles of vertu or curiosity. Fr. 

Bricht ein Ring, so bricht die ganze Katte — 
A link broken, the whole chain broken. Ger. 

Brief as the lightning in the collied night, /40 
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and 
earth, / And ere a man hath power to say, 
' ' Behold ! " ' The jaws of darkness do devour 
it up. Mid. X.s' Dream, i. 1. 

Briefe gehoren unter die wichtigsten Denk- 
maler die der einzelne Mensch hinterlassen 
kann — Letters are among the most signifi- 
cant memorials a man can leave behind him. 

Briller par son absence — To be conspicuous by 
its absence. Fr. 

Bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to the 
grave. Bible. 

Bring forth men-children only ! ' For thy un- 
daunted mettle should compose Nothing 
but males. Macb., i. 7. 

Broad thongs may be cut from other people's 45 
leather. //. Pr. 

Broken friendships may be sowthered (sol- 
dered), but never sound. Sc. Pr. 

Brouille sera a la maison si la quenouille est 
maitresse — There will be disagreement in the 
house if the distaff holds the reins. Fr. Pr. 

Brtiler la chandelle par les deux bouts — To bum 
the candle at both ends. Fr. 

Brute force holds communities together as an 
iron nail, if a little rusted with age, binds 
pieces of wood ; but intelligence binds like 
a screw, which must be gently turned, not 
driven. Draft): 

Brutum fulmen — A harmless thunderbolt. L. 50 

Brutus, thou sleep'st ; awake, and see thyself. 
Jul. Cirs., ii. 1. 

Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar. 
Jul. Cies., i. 2. 

Biiche tortue fait bon feu— A crooked log makes 
a good lire. Fr. Pr. 

Buen siglo haya quien dij6 bolta— Blessings on 
him that said, Right about face ! Sf. Pr. 

Buey viejo sulco derecho — An old ox makes a 55 
straight furrow. Sp. Pr. 

Buffoonery is often want of wit. Bruyire. 

Bullies are generally cowards. Pr. 

Buon cavallo non ha bisogno di sproni — Don't 
spur a willing horse. //. /V. 

Burlaos con el loco en casa, burlara con vos 
en la plaza — Play with the fool in the house 
and he will play with you in the .street. S/>. 

Burnt bairns dread the fire. Sc. Pr. 60 

Business dispatched is business well done, but 
business hurried is business ill done. Bufwer 

Busy readers are seldom good readers. Wit- 
la nd. 


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But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, / 
When once destroyed, can never be sup- 
plied. Goldsmith. 

But all was false and hollow ; though his 
tongue Dropp'd manna, and could make 
the worse appear / The better reason, to 
perplex and dash / Maturest counsels. 

But by bad courses may be understood, / That 
their events can never fall out good. Rich, 
II., ii. i. 

But Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve, / 
He taught, but first he folwed it himselve. 

But earthlier happy is the rose distilled, / Than 
that which, withering on the virgin thorn, / 
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. 
Mid. N's. Dream, i. i. 

But evil is wrought by want of thought / As 
well as want of heart. Hood. 

But facts are chiels that winna ding, / An' 
douna be disputed. Burns. 

But far more numerous was the herd of such / 
Who think too little and who talk too much. 

But for women, our life would be without help 
at the outset, without pleasure in its course, 
and without consolation at the end. Jouy. 
.0 But from the heart of Nature rolled / The bur- 
dens of the Bible old. Emerson. 

But human bodies are sic fools, / For a' their 
colleges and schools, / That, when nae real 
ills perplex them, ,' They make enow them- 
sels to vex them. Burns. 

But hushed be every thought that springs / 
From out the bitterness of things. Words- 

But I am constant as the northern star, / Of 
whose true-fixed and resting quality, / There 
is no fellow in the firmament. Jul. Ctes., iii. i. 

But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve / For 
daws to peck at. Othello, i. i. 
5 But man, proud man, / Drest in a little brief 
authority, / Most ignorant of what he's 
most assured, / His glassy essence, — like 
an angry ape, / Plays such fantastic tricks 
before high Heaven / As make the angels 
weep. Jileas.for Aleas., ii. i. 

But men may construe things after their 
fashion, clean from the purpose of the things 
themselves. Jul. Cees., i. 3. 

But men must work, and women must weep, 
Though storms be sudden and waters deep, / 
And the harbour bar be moaning. C. Kings- 

But mercy is above this sceptred sway ; / It is 
enthroned in the hearts of kings, / It is an 
attribute to God Himself, / And earthly power 
doth then show likest God's / When mercy 
seasons justice. Mer. of Ten., iv. 1. 

But now our fates from unmomentous things 
May rise like rivers out of little springs. 
!0 But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand, / And 
the sound of a voice that is still. Tennyson. 

But O what damned minutes tells he o'er, / 
Who dotes, yet doubts ; suspects, yet 
strongly loves ? Othello, iii. 3. 

But pleasures are like poppies spread, / You 
seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; / Or, like 
the snowfall on the river, / A moment white — 
then melts for ever. Burns. 

But Shakespeare's magic could not copied be ;/ 
Within that circle none durst walk but he. 

But shapes that come not at an earthly call, / 
Will not depart when mortal voices bid. 
// 'ordsiuorth. 

But souls that of His own good life partake, / 25 
He loves as His own self; dear as His eye / 
They are to Him ; He'll never them forsake : / 
When they shall die, then God Himself shall 
die : / They live, they live in blest eternity. 
//. More. 

But spite of all the criticising elves, / Those 
that would make us feel, must feel them- 
selves. Churchill. 

But there are wanderers o'er eternity, / Whose 
bark drives on and on, and anchor'd ne'er 
shall be. Byron. 

But there 's nothing half so sweet in life / As 
love's young dream. Moore. 

But thought 's the slave of life, and life time's 
fool ; / And time, that takes survey of all 
the world, / Must have a stop. 1 Henry IV., 
v. 4. 

But to see her was to love her — love but her, 30 
and love for ever. Burns. 

But truths on which depend our main con- 
cern, / That 'tis our shame and misery not 
to learn, / Shine by the side of every path 
we tread, / With such a lustre, he that runs 
may read. Coivfer. 

But war's a game which, were their subjects 
wise, / Kings would not play at. Cowper. 

But were I Brutus, / And Brutus Antony, 
there were an Antony / Would ruffle up your 
spirits, and put a tongue / In every wound 
of Caesar, that should move / The stones of 
Rome to rise and mutiny. Jul. Ccrs. , iii. 2. 

But what fate does, let fate answer for. 

But whether on the scaffold high, ' Or in the 35 
battle's van, / The fittest place where man 
can die / Is where he dies for man. M. J. 

But who would force the soul, tilts with a 
straw / Against a champion cased in ada- 
mant. Wordsworth. 

But winter lingering chills the lap of May. 

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, / 
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces / 
That which makes thousands, perhaps mil- 
lions, think. Byron. 

But wouldst thou know what's heaven? I'll 
tell thee what : / Think what thou canst not 
think, and heaven is that. Quar/es. 

But yesterday the word of Caesar might 40 
Have stood against the world ; now lies he 
there, / And none so poor to do him rever- 
ence. Jul. Cces., iii. 2. 

Buying is cheaper than asking. Gcr. Pr. 

Buy the truth, and sell it not. Bible. 

Buy what ye dinna want, an' yell sell what ye 
canna spare. Sc. Pr. 

By-and-by is easily said. Ham., iii. 2. 

By any ballot-box, Jesus Christ goes just as 45 
far as Judas Iscariot. Carlyle. 

By blood a king, in heart a clown. Tenny- 

By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot 
be avoided is overcome. Pr. 


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By desiring little, a poo. - man makes himself 

rich. Ve/nocritus. 
By dint of dining- out, I run the risk of dying 

by starvation at home. Rousseau. 
By doing nothing we learn to do ill. Pr. 
By education most have been misled. Dryden. 
5 By experience we find out a short way by a 

long wandering. Roger Ascham. 
By nature man hates change ; seldom will he 

quit his old home till it has actually fallen 

about his ears. Carlylc. 
By night an atheist half believes a God. 

1 'oitng. 
By nothing do men more show what they are 

than by their appreciation of what is and 

what is not ridiculous. Goethe. 
By others' faults wise men correct their own. 

10 By persisting in your path, though you forfeit 

the little, you gain the great. Emerson. 
By pious heroic climbing of our own, not by 

arguing with our poor neighbours, wander- 
ing to right and left, do we at length reach 

the sanctuary — the victorious summit, and 

see with our own eyes. Carlyle. 
By pride cometh contention. Bible. 
By robbing Peter he paid Paul . . . and hoped 

to catch larks if ever the heavens should fall. 

By seeking and blundering we learn. Goethe. 
15 By shallow rivers to whose falls / Melodious 

birds sing madrigals. Marlowe. 
By sports like these are all their cares be- 

guil'd, / The sports of children satisfy the 

child. Goldsmith. 
By strength of heart the sailor fights with 

roaring seas, ll'ordsivorth. 
By the long practice of caricature I have lost 

the enjoyment of beauty : I never see a face 

but distorted. Hogarth to a lady who wished 

to Icam caricature. 
By three methods we may learn wisdom : first, 

by reflection, which is the noblest ; second, 

by imitation, which is the easiest ; and third, 

by experience, which is the bitterest. Con- 

20 By time and counsel do the best we can : / 

Th' event is never in the power of man. 



Ca' (drive) a cow to the ha' (hall), and she'll 

riii to the byre. Sc. Pr, 
Cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd. Macb., iii. 4. 
25 Cacoethes carpendi— An itch for fault-finding. 
Cacoethes scribendi— An itch for s< ribbling. 
Cacoethes loquendi An itch for talking. 
Cada cousa a seu tempo— iiveryihing has its 

time. Port, I'r. 
Cada qual en seu officio — Every one to hi* trade. 

Port. Pr. 
Cada qual liable en lo que sabe — every one 

talk of what be understands. Sp. Pr. 
Cada uno es hijo de sus obras — Every one is 

the son of his own works ; i.e., is responsible for 

1 lis. own acts. A'/. Pr. 
30 Cadenti porrigo dextram— I extend my right 

hand to, ft lulling ma.11. J/, 

Cadit quffistio — The question drops, i.e., the point 

at issue needs no further discussion. L. 
Caeca invidia est, nee quidquam aliud scit quam 

detrectare virtutes — Envy is blind, and can 

only disparage the virtues of others. Lky. 
Caeca regens vestigia filo — Guiding blind steps 

by a thread. 
Caesarem vehis, Cassarisque fortunam — You 

carry Caesar and his fortunes ; fear not, therefore. 

Ccesar to a pilot in a storm. 
Caesar non supra grammaticos — Caesar has no 35 

authority over the grammarians. Pr. 
Caesar's wife should be above suspicion. Plut. 
Casteris major qui melior — He who is better than 

others is greater. M. 
Cahier des charges — Conditions of a contract. 

Ca ira — It shall goon (a French Revolution song). 

Ben. Franklin. 
Caisse d'amortissement — Sinking fund. Fr. 40 
Calamitosus est animus futuri anxius ■— The 

mind that is anxious about the future is miser- 
able. Sen, 
Calamity is man's true touchstone — Beaumont 

and Fletcher. 
Calflove, half love; old love, cold love. Fris. 

Call a spade a spade. 
Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps 45 

are all a clear Because to a clear Why. 

1. ,vater. 
Callida junctura — Skilful arrangement. Hor. 
Call me what instrument you will, though you 

fret me, you cannot play on me. Ham., 

iii. 2. 
Call not that man wretched who, whatever ills 

he suffers, has a child he loves. Southey, 

Call not the devil ; he will come fast enough 

without. Dan. Pr. 
Call your opinions your creed, and you will 50 

change it every week. Make your creed 

simply and broadly out of the revelation of 

God, and you may keep it to the end. /'. 

Calmness of will is a sign of grandeur. The 

vulgar, fa*' from hiding their will, blab their 

wishes. A single spark of occasion dis- 
charges the child of passions into a thousand 

crackers of desire. Lavatt r. 
Calumnies are sparks which, if you do not 

blow them, will go out of themselves. Boer- 

Calumny is like the wasp which worries you ; 

which it were best not to try to get rid of. 

unless you are sure of slaying it, for other- 
wise it will return to the charge more furious 

than ever. Ckamfort. 
Calumny will sear /Virtue itself: these shrugs, 

these hums and ha's. Winters I'ale.W. 1. 
Camelus desiderans cornua etiam aures per- 55 

didit — The camel begging for horns was deprived 

of his ears as well. /V. 
Campos ubi Troja fuit— The fields where Troy 

once stood. Lucan. 
Campus Martius— A place of military exercise 

{lit. tick! of .Mars). 
Canaille — The rabble. Fr. 
Canam mihi et Musis -I will sing to myself and 

the Muses, i.e., if no one else will listen. Anon. 


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" Can " and " shall," well understood, mean the 
same thing under this sun of ours. Carlyle. 

Can anybody remember when the times were 
not hard and money not scarce ? or when 
sensible men, and the right sort of men, and 
the right sort of women, were plentiful ? 

Can ch' abbaia non morde — A dog that barks 
does not bite. //. Pr. 

Can che morde non abbaia in vano — A dog that 
bites does not bark in vain. //. Pr. 
j Can despots compass aught that hails their 
sway ? Or call with truth one span of earth 
their own, / Save that wherein at last they 
crumble bone by bone ? Byron. 

Candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras— 
Wide-robed peace becomes men, ferocious anger 
only wild beasts. Ovid. 

Candide et caute — With candour and caution. J/. 

Candide et constanter — With candour and con- 
stancy. M. 

Candide secure — Honesty is the best policy. M. 
10 Candidus in nauta turpis color : asquoris unda / 
Debet et a radiis sideris esse niger — A fair 
complexion is a disgrace in a sailor ; he ought to 
be tanned, from the spray of the sea and the rays 
of the sun. Ovid. 

" Can do " is easy (easily) carried aboot. Sc. 

Candor datviribus alas — Candour gives wings to 
strength. J/. 

Candour is the brightest gem of criticism. 

Canes timidi vehementius latrant quam mor- 
dent — Cowardly dogs bark more violently than 
they bite. Q. Curt. 
15 Cane vecchio non abbaia indarno — An old dog 
does not bark for nothing. //. Pr. 

Can I choose my king ? I can choose my King 
Popinjay, and play what farce or tragedy I 
may with him ; but he who is to be my ruler, 
whose will is higher than my will, was chosen 
for me in heaven. Carlyle. 

Canina facundia — Dog {i.e., snarling) eloquence. 

Canis a non canedo — Dog is called "canis," from 
"non cano," not to sing. Varro. 

Canis in praesepi — The dog in the manger (that 
would not let the ox eat the hay which he could 
not eat himself). 
20 Cannon and firearms are cruel and damnable 
machines. I believe them to have been the 
direct suggestion of the devil. Luther. 

Can storied urn or animated bust / Back to 
its mansion call the fleeting breath ? / Can 
honour's voice provoke the silent dust, / 
Or flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death ? 

Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, / 
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, / 
Raze out the written troubles of the brain ? , 
And with some sweet oblivious antidote, / 
Cleanse the stuff' d bosom of that perilous 
stuff / Which weighs upon the heart ? Macb. , 
v. 3. 

Can such things be, / And overcome us like 
a summer's cloud, / Without our special 
wonder? Macb., iii. 4. 

Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator — The 
penniless traveller will sing in presence of the 
robber. Juv. 

Can that which is the greatest virtue in philo- 25 
sophy . doubt, be in religion, what we priests 
term it, the greatest of sins? Bovce. 

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the 
leopard his spots ? Bible. 

Can there any good thing come out of Na- 
zareth? Nathanael. 

Cantilenam eandem canis — You are always .sing- 
ing the same tune, i.e., harping on one theme. 
'/ er. 

Cant is properly a double-distilled lie, the 
second power of a lie. Carlyle. 

Cant is the voluntary overcharging or pro- 30 
longing of a real sentiment. Hazlitt. 

Can wealth give happiness ? look around and 
see, / What gay distress ! what splendid 
misery ! / Whatever fortunes lavishly can 
pour, / The mind annihilates and calls for 
more. 1 'oung. 

Can we wonder that men perish and are for- 
gotten, when their noblest and most endur- 
ing works decay ? A usonius. 

"Can you tell a plain man the plain road to 
heaven?" — "Surely. Turn at once to the 
right, then go straight forward." Bp. Wilber- 

Cad que muito ladra, nunca bom para a caca 
— A dog that barks much is never a good hunter. 
Port. Pr. 

Capable of all kinds of devotion, and of all 35 
kinds of treason, raised to the second power, 
woman is at once the deiight and the terror 
of man. A ntiel. 

Capacity without education is deplorable, and 
education without capacity is thrown away. 

Cap-a-pie — From head to foot. Fr. 

Capias — A writ to order the seizure of a defendant^ 
person. L. 

Capias ad respondendum — You may take him to 
answer your complaint. L. 

Capias ad satisfaciendum — You may take him 40 
to satisfy your claim. /. . 

Capiat, qui capere possit — Let him take who 
can. Pr. 

Capistrum maritale — The matrimonial halter. 

Capitis nives — The snowy locks of the head. 

Capo grasso, cervello magro — Fat head, lean 
brains. It. Pr. 

Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can 45 
befall man. Cervantes. 

Captivity, / That comes with honour, is true 
liberty. Masshiger. 

Captum te nidore suae putat ille culinae— He 
thinks he has caught you with the savoury smell 
of his kitchen. Juv. 

Caput artis est, decere quod facias — The chief 
thing in any art you may practise is that you do 
only the one you are fit for. Pr. 

Caput inter nubila condit — (Fame) hides h<-r 
head amid the clouds. / *ivg. 

Caput mortuum — The worthless remains ; a ninny. 10 

Caput mundi — The head of the world, i.e., Rome, 
both ancient and modern. 

Cara al mio cuor tu sei, ,' Cio ch'e il sole agli 
occhi miei — Thou art as dear to my heart as the 
sun to my eyes. It. Pr. 


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Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse. 

Dan. Pr. 
Care is no cure, but rather a corrosive, / For 

things that are not to be remedied, i Hen. 

VI,, iii. 3. 
Care is taken that trees do not grow into the 

sky. Goethe. 
Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, 

/ And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. 

Pom. and J ul., ii. 2. 
5 Care killed the cat. Pr. 

Carelessness is worse than theft. Gael. Pr. 
Careless their merits or their faults to scan, / 

His pity gave ere charity began. Gold- 

Care's an enemy to life. Twelfth Sight, i. 3. 
Cares are often more difficult to throw off than 

sorrows ; the latter die with time, the former 

grow with it. Jean Paul. 
10 Care that has enter'd once into the breast, / 

Will have the whole possession ere it rest. 

Ben Jonson. 
Caret — It is wanting. 
Caret initio et fine — It has neither beginning nor 

Caret periculo, qui etiam cum est tutus cavet 

■ — He is not exposed to danger who, even when 

in safety, is on his guard. Pub. Syr. 
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, / And 

every grin, so merry, draws one out. Wolcot. 
15 Care will kill a cat, but ye canna live without 

it. Sc. Pr. 
Carica volontario non carica — A willing burden 

is no burden. It. Pr. 
Car il n'est si beau jour qui n'amene sa nuit — 

There is no day, however glorious, but sets in 

night. Pr. 
Carior est illis homo quam sibi— Man is dearer 

to them (i.e., the gods) than to himself. Jiet>. 
Cari suntparentes, cari liberi, propinqui, fami- 

liares ; sed omnes omnium caritates, patria 

una complexa est — Dear are our parents, dear 

our children, our relatives, and our associates, but 

all our affections for all these are embraced in 

our affection for our native land. Cic. 
20 Carmen perpetuum primaque origine mundi 

ad tempora nostra — A song for all ages, and 

from the first origin of the world to our own 

times. Transposed from ( k'ici. 
Carmen triumphale — A song of triumph. 
Carminanilprosunt : nocuerunt carmina quon- 
dam- My rhymes are of no use; they once 

wroughl me harm. Ovid. 
Carmina spreta exolescunt : si irascare, agnita 

videntur— Abuse, if you slight it. will gradually 

die away ; but if you show yourself irritated, you 

m ill be thought to have deserved it. Tac. 
Carmine di superi placantur, carmine Manes 
The gods above and the gods below are alike 

propitiated by song. /lor. 
25 Carmine fit vivax virtus ; expersque sepulcri, 

notitiam serse posteritatis habet By verse 

virtue is made immortal ; and, exempt from 

burial, obtains the homage of remote posterity. 

< >vid. 
Carpet knights. Burton. 
Carpe diem— Make a good use of the present. 

Carry on every enterprise as if all depended 

on the success of it. Richelieu. 

Carte blanche — Unlimited power to act (lit. blank 
paper). Pr. 

Car tel est votre plaisir — For such is our pleasure, 30 

Casa hospidada, comida y denostada — A house 
which is filled with guests is both eaten up and 
spoken ill of. SJ. Pr. 

Casa mia, casa mia, per piccina che tu sia, tu 
mi sembri una badia — Home, dear home, small 
though thou be, thou art to me a palace. It. 

Casar, casar, e que do governo? — Marry, marry, 
and what of the management of the house ? Port. 

Casar, casar, soa bem, e sabe mal — Marrying 
sounds well, but tastes ill. Port. Pr. 

Cassis tutissima virtus — Virtue is the safest 35 
helmet. M. 

Casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat — A 
chaste wife acquires an influence over her hus- 
band by obeying him. Laher. 

Casta moribus et integra pudore — Of chaste 
morals and unblemished modesty. Mart. 

Cast all your cares on God ; that anchor holds. 

Cast forth thy act, thy word, into the ever- 
living, ever-working universe. It is a seed- 
grain that cannot die ; unnoticed to-day. it 
will be found flourishing as a banyan-grove, 
perhaps, alas ! as a hemlock forest, after a 
thousand years. Carlyle. 

Cast him (a lucky fellow) into the Nile, and he 40 
will come up with a fish in his mouth. Arab. 

Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up. 
Bulwer Lytton. 

Castor gaudet equis, ovo prognatus eodem / 
Pugnis— Castor delights in horses ; he that 
sprung from the same egg, in boxing. Hor. 

Castrant alios, ut libros suos, per se graciles, 
alieno adipe suffarciant — They castrate the 
books of others, that they may stuff their own 
naturally lean ones with their fat. Jovius. 

Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt 
find it after many days. Bible. 

Cast thy bread upon the waters ; God will 45 
know of it, if the fishes do not. Pastern 

Casus belli —A cause for war ; originally, fortune 
of war. 

Casus quern sa?pe transit, aliquando invenit — 
Misfortune will some time or other overtake him 
whom it has often passed by. Pub. Syr. 

Casus ubique valet ; semper tibi pendeat hamus. 
Quo minime credas gurgite, piscis erit— 
There is scope for chance everywhere; let your 
hook be always banging ready. In the eddies 
where you least expect it, there will be a fish. 
1 ':■:,:. 

Catalogue raisonne— A catalogue topically ar- 

ranged. /■>: 
Catch as catch can. Antiochus 1'fiphanes. {0 
Catching a Tartar, i.e., an adversary too strong 

lor one. 

Catch not at the shadow and lose the sub- 
stance. Pr. 

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour ; / 
Improve each moment as it flies ; , Life's 
a snort summer man a flower / He dies — 
alas ! how soon he dies 1 Johnson. 


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Catholicism commonly softens, while Protes- 
tantism strengthens, the character ; but the 
so'tness of the one often degenerates into 
weakness, and the strength of the other into 
hardness. Lecky. 

Cato contra mundum — Cato against the world. 

Cato esse, quam videri, bonus malebat — Cato 
would rather be good than seem good. Sallitst. 

Cattiva e quella lana, che non si puo tingere — 
Bad is the cloth that won't dye. It. Pr. 
6 Cattivo e quel sacco che non si puo rappezzare 
— Bad is the sack that won't patch. It. Pr. 

Cattle go blindfold to the common to crop the 
wholesome herbs, but man learns to distin- 
guish what is wholesome (Heil) and what is 
poisonous (Gift) only by experience. Riickert. 

Catus amat pisces, sed non vult tingere plantas 
— Puss likes fish, but does not care to wet her 
feet. Pr. 

Causa causans — The Cause of causes. 

Causa latet, vis est notissima — The cause is 

hidden, but the effect is evident enough. Ovid. 

10 Causa sine qua non — An indispensable condition. 

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact. 

Cause and effect, means and end, seed and 
fruit, cannot be severed ; for the effect 
already blooms in the cause, the end pre- 
exists in the means, the fruit in the seed. 

Cause celebre — A celebrated trial or action at 
law. Fr. 

Caute, non astute — Cautiously, not craftily. M. 
15 Caution is the parent of safety. Pr. 

Cautious age suspects the flattering form, and 
only credits what experience tells. Johnson. 

Cautis pericla prodesse aliorum solent — Pru- 
dent people are ever ready to profit from the 
experiences of others. P/icrdr. 

Cautus enim metuit foveam lupus, accipiterque 
/ Suspectos laqueos, et opertum miluus ha- 
mum — For the wary wolf dreads the pitfall, the 
hawk the suspected snare, and the fish the con- 
'cealed hook. Hor. 

Cavallo ingrassato tira calci — A horse that is 
grown fat kicks. It. Pr. 
20 Cave ab homine unius libri — Beware of a man of 
one book. Pr. 

Caveat actor — Let the doer be on his guard. 

Caveat emptor— Let the buyer be on his guard. 

Cave canem — Beware of the dog. 

Cavendo tutus — Safe by caution. M. 
25 Cave paratus — Be on guard while prepared. 

Caviare to the general. Ham., ii. 2. 

Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind, But 
leave, — oh ! leave the light of hope behind ! / 
What though my winged hours of bliss have 
been, / Like angel -visits, few and far be- 
tween ? Campbell. 
Cease to lament for that thou canst not help, / 
And study help for that which thou lament'st. 
T100 Gent, ofi'er., iii. 1. 
Cedant arma togae — Let the military yield to the 
civil power (Jit. to the gown). Cic. 
30 Cedant carminibus reges, regumque triumphi 
— Kings, and the triumphs of kings, must yield 
to the power of song. Ovid. 

Cedat amor rebus; res age, tutus eris — Let 

love give way to business ; give attention to 

business, and you will be safe. Ovid. 
Cede Deo — Yield to God. Virg. 
Cede nullis — Yield to none. M. 
Cede repugnanti ; cedendo victor abibis — Yield 

to your opponent ; by so doing you will come off 

victor in the end. Ovid. 
Cedite, Romani scriptores ; cedite, Graii — Give 35 

place, ye Roman writers ; give place, ye Greeks 

(ironically applied to a pretentious author). 

Cedunt grammatici : vincuntur rhetores / 

Turba tacet — The grammarians give way ; the 

rhetoricians are beaten off ; all the assemblage is 

silent. Juv. 
Cela fera comme un coup d'epee dans l'eau — 

It will be all lost labour (lit. like a sword-stroke 

in the water). Fr. Pr. 
Cela m'echauffe la bile — That stirs up my bile. 

Cela n'est pas de mon ressort — That is not in 

my department, or line of things. Fr. 
Cela saute aux yeux — That is quite evident 40 

(lit. leaps to the eyes). Fr. Pr. 
Cela va sans dire — That is a matter of course. 

Cela viendra — That will come some day. Fr. 
Celebrity is but the candle-light which will 

show what man, not in the least make him 

a better or other man. Carlyle. 
Celebrity is the advantage of being known to 

people whom we don't know, and who don't 

know us. C hamfort. 
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the 45 

punishment of talent. Chamfort. 
Celer et audax — Swift and daring. HI. 
Celer et fidelis — Swift and faithful. 71/. 
Celerity is never more admired / Than by the 

negligent. Ant. &■= Cleof>., iii. 7. 
Celsas graviore casu / Decidunt turres — Lofty 

towers fall with no ordinary crash. Ho". 
Celui est homme de bien qui est homme de 50 

biens — He is a good man who is a man of goods. 

Fr. Pr. 
Celui-la est le mieux servi, qui n'a pas besoin 

de mettre les mains des autres au bout de 

ses bras — He is best served who has no need 

to put other people's hands at the end of his 

arms. Rousseau. 
Celui qui a grand sens sait beaucoup — A man 

of large intelligence knows a great deal, \~au- 

Celui qui aime mieux ses tresors que ses amis, 

merite de n'etre aime de personne — He who 

loves his wealth better than his friends does not 

deserve to be loved by any one. I ;-. Pr. 
Celui qui devote la substance du pauvre, y 

trouve a la fin un os qui l'etrangle— He who 

devours the substance of the poor will in the end 

find a bone in it to choke him. Fr. i'r. 
Celui qui est sur epaules d'un geant voit plus 55 

loin que celui qui le porte— He who is on the 

shoulders of a giant sees farther than he does 

who carries him. Ft. Pr. 
Celui qui veut, celui-la peut — The man who wills 

is the man who can. Fr. 
Ce ne sont pas les plus belles qui font les 

grandes passions — It is not the most beautiful 

women that inspire the greatest passion. Fr. 




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Ce n'est pas etre bien aise que de rire — Laugh- 
ing is not always an index of a mind at ease. 
Ce n'est que le premier pas qui cotite— It is 
only the first step that is difficult (Jit. costs). 
Censor morum— Censor of morals and public con- 
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public 
for being eminent. Swift. 
5 Cent ans n'est guere, mais jamais c'est beau- 
coup — A hundred years is not much, but "never" 
is a long while. Fr. Pr^ 
Cento carri di pensieri, non pagaranno un' 
oncia di debito— A hundred cartloads of care 
will not pay an ounce of debt. Jt. Pr. 
Cent 'ore di malinconia non pagano un quat- 
trino di' debito — A hundred hours of vexation 
will not pay one farthing of debt. It. Pr. 
Centum doctum hominum consilia sola haec 
devincit dea / Fortuna — This goddess, For- 
tune, single-handed, frustrates the plans of a 
hundred learned men. Plant. 
Ce que femme veut, Dieu le veut— What woman 
wills, God wills. Fr. Pr. 
10 Ce qui fait qu'on n'est pas content de sa con- 
dition, c'est l'idee chimerique qu'on forme 
du bonheur d'autrui — What makes us discon- 
tented with our condition is the absurdly ex- 
aggerated idea we have of the happiness of 
others. Fr. Pr. 
Ce qu'il nous faut pour vaincre, c'est de 
l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de 
l'audace ! — In order to conquer, what we need 
is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare. 
Ce qui manque aux orateurs en profondeur, / 
lis vous le donn;nt en longueur — What orators 
want in depth, they make up to you in length. 
Ce qui ne vaut pas la peine d'etre dit, on le 
chante — What is not worth the trouble of being 
said, may pass off very fairly when it is sung. 
Pea uma rcliais. 
Ce qui suffit ne fut jamais peu — What is enough 
was never a small quantity. Fr. Pr. 
15 Ce qui vient de la flute, s'en retourne au tam- 
bour — What is earned by the fife goes back to 
the drum; easily gotten, easily gone. Fr. Pr. 
Ce qu'on apprend au berceau dure jusqu'au 
tombeau — What is learned in the cradle lasts 
till the grave. Fr. Pr. 
Ce qu'on fait maintenant, on le dit ; et la cause 
en est bien excusable : on fait si peu de chose 
— Whatever we do now-a-days, we speak of ; and 
the reason is this: it is so very little we do. 
Cercato ho sempre solitaria vita / (Le rive il 
sanno, e le campagne e i boschi) — I have 
always sought a solitary life. (The river-banks 
and the open fields and the groves know it.) 
Ceremonies are different in every country ; 
but true politeness is everywhere the same. 
20 Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and 
defence of manners. Chesterfield. 
Ceremony is the invention of wise men to keep 

fools at a distance. Steele. 
Ceremony keeps up all things ; 'tis like a penny 
glass to a rich spirit or some excellent water ; 
without it the water were spilt, the spirit 
lost. Selden. 

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, / Prepared 
to fight for shadows of no worth ; / While 
truths, on which eternal things depend, / 
Find not, or hardly find, a single friend. 

Ceremony was but devised at first / To set a 
gloss on faint deeds . . . / But where there 
is true friendship, there needs none. Timon 
of Athens, i. 2. 

Cereus in vitium flecti, monitoribus asper — 25 
(Youth), pliable as wax to vice, obstinate under 
reproof. Hor. 

Cernit omnia Deus vindex — God as avenger sees 
all things. M. 

Certa amittimus dum incerta petimus — We lose 
things certain in pursuing things uncertain. 

Certain defects are necessary to the existence 
of the individual. It would be painful to us 
if our old friends laid aside certain pecu- 
liarities. Goethe. 

Certain it is that there is no kind of affection 
so purely angelic as that of a father to a 
daughter. In love to oar wives there is 
desire ; to our sons, ambition ; but to our 
daughters there is something which there 
are no words to express. Addison. 

Certe ignoratio futurorum malorum utilius est 80 
quam scientia- It is more advantageous not to 
know than to know the evils that are coming 
upon us. Cic. 

Certiorari — To order the record from an inferior 
to a superior court. /_. 

Certum est quia impossibile est — I am sure of 
it because it is impossible. 'Pert. 

Certum pete finem — Aim at a definite end. M. 

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away. 

Ces discours sont fort beaux dans un livre — All 35 
that would be very fine in a book, i.e., in theory, 
but not in practice. Boileau. 

Ces malheureux rois / Dont on dit tant de mal, 
ont du bon quelquefois — Those unhappy kings, 
of whom so much evil is said, have their good 
qualities at times. Andrieux. 

Ce sont les passions qui font et qui defont tout 
■ — It is the passions that do and that undo every- 
thing, Foi:tenelle. 

Ce sont toujours les aventuriers qui font de 
grandes choses, et non pas les souverains 
des grandes empires — It 1-. always adventurers 
who do great things, not the sovereigns of great 
empires. Montesquieu. 

Cessante causa, cessat et effectus — When the 
cause is removed, the effect must cease also. C 'okt. 

Cessio bonorum — A surrender of all one's pro- 40 
perty to creditors. Scots Law. 

C'est-a-dire -That is to say. Fr. 

C'est dans les grands dangers qu'on voit les 
grands courages — It is amid great perils »e 
sec brave hearts. Regnard. 

C'est double plaisir de tromper le trompeur— 
It is a double pleasure to deceive the dei eiver. 
J. a Font, 

C'est fait de lui — It is all over with him Fr. 

C'est la grande formule moderne : Du travail, 45 
toujours du travail, et encore du travail — 
The grand maxim now-a-day-. is : To work, 
always to work, and still to work. Gambetta, 

C'est la le diable -There's the devil of it, i.e., 
there lies tin difficulty. Fr. 


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C'est la prosperity qui donne des amis, c'est 
l'adversite qui les eprouve — It is prosperity 
that gives us friends, adversity that proves them. 
C'est le chemin des passions qui m'a conduit 
a la philosophie — It is by my passions I have 
been led to philosophy. Rousseau. 
C'est le commencement de la fin — It is the 
beginning of the end. Talleyrand on the Hun- 
dred Days. 
C'est le crime qui fait honte, et non pas l'echa- 
faud — It is the crime, not the scaffold, which is 
the disgrace. Corneille. 
5 C'est le geai pare des plumes du paon — He is 
the jay decked with the peacock's feathers. Fr. 
C'est le ton qui fait la musique — In music every- 
thing depends on the tone. Fr. Pr. 
C'est le valet du diable, il fait plus qu'on ne lui 
ordonne — He who does more than he is bid is 
the devil's valet. Fr. Pr. 
C'est 1'imagination qui gouverne le genre 
humain — The human race is governed by its 
imagination. Napoleon. 
C'est partout comme chez nous — It is every- 
where the same as among ourselves. Fr. Pr. 
10 C'est peu que de courir ; il faut partir a point- 
It is not enough to run, one must set out in time. 
Fr. P>: 
C'est plus qu'un crime, c'est une faute — It is 

worse than a crime ; it is a blunder. Foitcke. 
C'est posseder les biens que de savoir s'en 
passer — To know how to dispense with things 
is to possess them. Regnant. 
C'est son cheval de bataille — That is his forte 

(lit. war-horse). Fr. 
C'est trop aimer quand on en meurt — It is loving 
too much to die of loving. Fr. Pr. 
15 C'est une autre chose — That's another matter. 
C'est une grande folie de vouloir etre sage 
tout seul — It is a great folly to wish to be wise 
all alone. La Roche. 
C'est une grande misere que de n'avoir pas 
assez d'esprit pour bien parler, ni assez de 
jugement pour se taire — It is a great misfor- 
tune not to have enough of ability to speak well, 
nor sense enough to hold one's tongue. La 
C'est un zero en chiffres — He is a mere cipher. Fr. 
Cet animal est tres mechant : / Quand on 
l'attaque, il se defend — That animal is very- 
vicious ; it defends itself if you attack it. Fr. 
20 Ceteris paribus — Other things being equal. 

Ceterum censeo — But my decided opinion is. 

Cet homme va a bride abattue — That man goes 

at full speed (///. with loose reins). Fr. Pr. 
Ceux qui parlent beaucoup, ne disent jamais 
rien — Those who talk much never say anything 
worth listening to. BoiUau. 
Ceux qui s'appliquent trop aux petites choses 
deviennent ordinairement incapables des 
grandes — Those who occupy their minds too 
much with small matters generally become in- 
capable of great. La Roche. 
25 Chacun a sa marotte — Every one to his hobby. 
Fr. Pr. 
Chacun a. son gout — Every one to his taste. Fr. 
Chacun a son metier, et les vaches seront bien 
gardees — Let every one mind his own business, 
and the cows will be well cared for. Fr. 1'r. 

Chacun cherche son semblable — Like seeks like. 
Fr. Pr. 

Chacun dit du bien de son cceur et personne 
n'en ose dire de son esprit — Every one speaks 
well of his heart, but no one dares boast of his 
wit. La Roche. 

Chacun doit balayer devant sa propre porte — 30 
Everybody ought to sweep before his own door. 
Fr. Pr. 

Chacun en particulier peut tromper et etre 
trompe ; personne n'a trompe tout le monde, 
et tout le monde n'a trompe personne — 
Individuals may deceive and lie deceived ; no 
one has deceived every one, and every one has 
deceived no one. Bonhours. 

Chacun n'est pas aise qui danse — Not every one 
who dances is happy. Fr. Pr. 

Chacun porte sa croix — Every one bears his 
cross. Fr. 

Chacun pour soi et Dieu pour tous — Every one 
for himself and God for all. Fr. Pr. 

Chacun tire l'eau a son moulin — Every one 35 
draws the water to his cwn mill. Fr. Pr. 

Chacun vaut son prix— Every man has his value. 
Fr. Pr. 

XaXeTa. ra Ka\d — 'What is excellent is difficult. 

Chance corrects us of many faults that reason 
would not know how to correct. La Roche. 

Chance generally favours the prudent. Joubert. 

Chance is but the pseudonym of God for those 40 
particular cases which He does not choose 
to subscribe openly with His own sign- 
manual. Coleridge. 

Chance is the providence of adventurers. 

Chance will not do the work : / Chance sends 
the breeze, / But if the pilot slumber at the 
helm, / The very wind that wafts us towards 
the port / May dash us on the shelves. Scott. 

Chances, as they are now called, I regard as 
guidances, and even, if rightly understood, 
commands, which, as far as I have read 
history, the best and sincerest men think 
providential. Raskin. 

Change is inevitable in a progressive country 
— is constant. Disraeli. 

Change of fashions is the tax which industry 45 
imposes on the vanity of the rich. Cham- 

Changes are lightsome, an' fules are fond o' 
them. J>V. Pr. 

Change yourself, and your fortune will change 
too. Port. Pr. 

Chansons-a-boire — Drinking-songs. Fr. 

Chapeau bas — Hats off. Fr. 

Chapelle ardente — Place where a dead body lies 50 

in state. Fr. 
Chapter of accidents. Chesterfield. 
Chaque age a ses plaisirs, son esprit, et ses 
mceurs — Every age has its pleasures, its style 
of wit, and its peculiar manners. Boileau. 
Chaque branche de nos connaissances passe 
successivement par trois etats theoretiques 
differents : l'etat theologique, oufictif; l'etat 
metaphysique, ou abstrait; l'etat scienti- 
fique, ou positif — Each department of know- 
ledge passes in succession through three different 
theoretic stages : the theologic stage, or ficti- 
tious ; the metaphysical, or abstract ; the scien- 
tific, or positive. A. Coiute. 


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Chaque demain apporte son pain — Every to- 
morrow supplies its own loaf. Fr. Pr. 

Chaque instant de la vie est un pas vers la 
mort — Each moment of life is one step nearer 
death. Corneille. 

Chaque medaille a son revers — Every medal has 
its reverse. Fr. Pr. 

Chaque potier vante sa pot — Every potter cracks 
up his own vessel. F>: Pr. 
5 Char-a-bancs — A pleasure car. Fr. 

Character gives splendour to youth, and awe 
to wrinkled skin and grey hairs. Emer- 

Character is a fact, and that is much in a 
world of pretence and concession. A. B. 

Character is a perfectly educated will. Novalis. 

Character is a reserved force which acts 
directly by presence and without means. 
10 Character is a thing that will take care of 
itself. /. G. Holland. 

Character is centrality, the impossibility of 
being displaced or overset. Emerson. 

Character is higher than intellect. Thinking 
is the function ; living is the functionary. 

Character is impulse reined down into steady 
continuance. C. II. Parkhurst. 

Character is the result of a system of stereo- 
typed principles. Hume. 
15 Character is the spiritual body of the person, 
and represents the individualisation of vital 
experience, the conversion of unconscious 
things into self-conscious men. Whipple. 

Character is victory organised. Napoleon. 

Character is what Nature has engraven on us ; 
can we then efface it ? / 'oltaire. 

Characters are developed, and never change. 
n Israeli. 

Character teaches over our head, above our 
wills. Emerson. 
20 Character wants room ; must not be crowded 
on by persons, nor be judged of from glimpses 
got in the press of affairs or a few occasions. 

Charbonnier est maitre chez soi — A coalheaver's 
house is his castle. 

Charge, Chester, charge ! On, Stanley, on ! / 
Were the last words of Marmion. Scott. 

Charge d'affaires— A subordinate diplomatist. 

Charity begins at hame, but shouldna end 
there. Se. Pr. 
25 Charity begins at home. Pr. 

Charity draws down a blessing on the chari- 
table. Le Sage. 

Charity gives itself rich ; covetousness hoards 
itself poor. Ger. Pr. 

Charity is the scope of all God's commands. 
St. Chrysostom. 

Charity is the temple of which justice is the 
foundation, but you can't have the top with- 
out the bottom. Kit skin. 
80 Charity shall cover the multitude of sins. St. 

Charm'd with the foolish whistling of a name. 

( owley. 
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the 

soul. Pope. 

Charms which, like flowers, lie on the surface 

and always glitter, easily produce vanity ; 

whereas other excellences, which lie deep 

like gold and are discovered with difficulty, 

leave their possessors modest and proud. 

Jean Paul. 
Charta non erubescit — A document does not 

blush. Pr. 
Chasse cousin — Bad wine, i.e., such as was given 35 

to poor relations to drive them off. Fr. 
Chassez le naturel, il revient au galop — Drive 

out Nature, she is back on you in a trice. Fr. 

from Hor. 
Chaste as the icicle / That's curded by the 

frost from purest snow, / And hangs on 

Dian's temple. Coriolanus, v. 3. 
Chastise the good, and he will grow better ; 

chastise the bad, and he will grow worse. 

It. Pr. 
Chastity is like an icicle; if it once melts, 

that's the last of it. /';-. 
Chastity is the band that holds together the 40 

sheaf of all holy affections and duties. 

I 'inet. 
Chastity, lost once, cannot be recalled ; it goes 

only once. Ovid. 
Chateaux en Espagne. Castles in the air (Jit. 

castles in Spain). Fr. 
Chat echaude craint l'eau froide — A scalded cat 

dreads cold water. Fr. Pr. 
Cheapest is the dearest. Pr. 
Che dorme coi cani, si leva colle pulci — Those 45 

who sleep with dogs will rise up with fleas. //. 

Cheerfulness is health ; the opposite, melan- 
choly, is disease. Haliburton. 

Cheerfulness is just as natural to the heart 
of a man in strong health as colour to his 
cheek. Puskin. 

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health, 
and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. 

Cheerfulness is the daughter of employment. 
Dr. Home. 

Cheerfulness is the heaven under which every- 50 
thing but poison thrives. Jean Paul. 

Cheerfulness is the very flower of health. 

Cheerfulness opens, like spring, all the blossoms 
of the inward man. Jean Paul. 

Cheese is gold in the morning, silver at mid- 
day, and lead at night. Ger. Pr. 

Chef de cuisine— A head-cook. !■>-. 

Chef-d'oeuvre— A masterpiece. Fr. 55 

Chemin de fer— The iron way, the railway. Fr. 

Che ne puo la gatta se la massaia e matta — 
How can the cat help it if the maid is fool (enough 
to leave things in her way)? //. Pr. 

Che quegli e tra gli stolti bene abbasso, Che 
senza distinzion afferma o niega, / Cosi nell' 
un, come nell' altro passo -He who without 
discrimination affirms or denies, ranks lowest 
among the foolish ones, and this in either case, 
i.e., in denying as well as affirming. Dante. 

Chercher a connaitre, e'est chercher a. douter 
— To seek to know is to seek occasion to doubt. 

Che sara, sara— What will be, will be, M. 60 

Chevalier d'industrie -One who lives by persever- 
ing fraud {lit. a knight of industry). Fr. 


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Chevaux de frise — A defence of spikes against 

cavalry. Fr. 
Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy. 

As You Like It, iv. 3. 
Chew the cud of politics. Swift. 
Chi altri giudica, se condanna — Whoso judges 

others condemns himself. It. Pr. 
Chi ama, crede — He who loves, believes. It. Pr. 
Chi ama, qual chi muore Non ha da gire al 

ciel dal mondo altr' ale — He who loves, as well 

as he who dies, needs no other wing by which to 

soar from earth to heaven. Michael Angelo. 
Chi ama, teme — He who loves, fears. It. Pr. 
Chi asino e, e cervo esser si crede, al saltar 

del fosso se n'avvede — He who is an ass and 

thinks he is a stag, will find his error when he 

has to leap a ditch. //. Pr. 
Chi compra cio pagar non puo, vende cio che 

non vuole — He who buys what he cannot pay 

for, sells what he fain would not. It. Pr. 
Chi compra ha bisogno di cent occhi — He who 

buys requires an hundred eyes It. Pr. 
Chi compra terra, compra guerra — Who buys 

land, buys war. It. Pr. 
Chi con l'occhio vede, di cuor crede — Seeing is 

believing (Jit. he who sees with the eye believes 

with the heart), It. Pr. 
Chi da il suo inanzi morire s'apparecchia assai 

patire — He who gives of his wealth before dying, 

prepares himself to suffer much. It. Pr. 
Chi dinanzi mi pinge, di dietro mi tinge — He 

who paints me before, blackens me behind. //. 

Chi due padroni ha da servire, ad uno ha da 

mentire — Whoso serves two masters must lie to 

one of them. It. Pr. 
Chi e causa del suo mal, pianga se stesso — He 

who is the cause of his own misfortunes may 

bewail them himself. It. Pr. 
Chi edifica, sua borsa purifica — He who builds 

clears his purse. //. Pr. 
Chien sur son fumier est hardi — A dog is bold 

on his own dunghill. Fr. Pr. 
Chi erra nelle decine, erra nelle migliaja — He 

who errs in the tens, errs in the thousands. It. 

Chiesa libera in libero stato — A free church in 

a free state. Cavour. 
Chi fa il conto senza l'oste, gli convien farlo 

due volte — He who reckons without his host 

must reckon again. It. Pr. 
Chi fa quel ch' e' puo, non fa mai bene — He who 

does all he can do never does well. It. Pr. 
Chi ha capo di cera non vada al sole — Let not 

him whose head is of wax walk in the sun. It. 

Chi ha danari da buttar via, metta gli operaj, 

e non vi stia — He who has money to squander, 

let him employ workmen and not stand by them. 

It. Pr. 
Chi ha denti, non ha pane ; e chi ha pane, non 

ha denti — He who has teeth is without bread, 

and he who has bread is without teeth. //. Pr. 
Chi ha, e — He who has, is. 
Chi ha l'amor nel petto, ha lo sprone a' fianchi 

— He who has love in his heart has spurs in his 

sides. It. Pr. 
Chi ha lingua in bocca, pu6 andar per tutto — 
He who has a tongue in his head can travel all 

the world over. It. Pr. 

Chi ha paura del diavolo, non fa roba— He who 
has a dread of the devil does not grow rich. It. 

Chi ha sanita. e ricco, e non lo sa — He who has 30 
good health is rich, and does not know it. It. 

Chi ha sospetto, di rado e in difetto — He who 
suspects is seldom at fault. It. Pr. 

Chi ha tempo, non aspetti tempo— He who has 
time, let him not wait for time. 

Childhood and youth see all the world in per- 
sons. F.merson. 

Childhood has no forebodings ; but then it is 
soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. 
George Eliot. 

Childhood is the sleep of reason. Rousseau. 35 

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than 
a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age. Mrs. 

Childhood often holds a truth in its feeble 
fingers which the grasp of manhood cannot 
retain, and which it is the pride of utmost 
age to recover. Ruskin. 

Childhood shows the man, as morning shows 
the day. Milton. 

Childhood, who like an April morn appears, 
Sunshine and rain, hopes clouded o'er with 
fears. Churchill. 

Children always turn toward the light. Hare. 40 

Children and chickens are always a-picking. 

Children and drunk people speak the truth. 

Children and fools speak the truth. Pr. 

Children are certain sorrows, but uncertain 
joys. Dan. Pr. 

Children are the poor man's wealth. Dan. Pr. 45 

Children are very nice observers, and they 
will often perceive your slightest defects. 

Children blessings seem, but torments are, / 
When young, our folly, and when old. our 
fear. Otivay. 

Children generally hate to be idle ; all the care 
is then that their busy humour should be con- 
stantly employed in something of use to them. 

Children have more need of models than of 
critics. Jouberi. 

Children have scarcely any other fear than 50 
that produced by strangeness. Jean Paul. 

Children, like dogs, have so sharp and fine a 
scent, that they detect and hunt out every- 
thing — the bad before all the rest. Goethe. 

Children of night, of indigestion bred, t 'hiirchill 
of dreams. 

Children of wealth or want, to each is given / 
One spot of green, and all the blue of heaven. 

Children see in their parents the past, they 
again in their children the future ; and if we 
find more love in parents for their children 
than in children for their parents, this is sad 
indeed, but natural. Who does not fondle 
his hopes more than his recollections ? Cotvos. 

Children should have their times of being off 55 
duty, like soldiers. Ruskin. 

Children should laugh, but not mock ; and 
when they laugh, it should not be at the 
weaknesses and the faults of others. R uskin. 


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Children suck the mother when they are young, 

and the father when they are old. Pr. 
Children sweeten labours, but they make mis- 
fortunes more bitter. Bacon. 
Children tell in the highway what they hear 

by the fireside. Port. Pr. 
Children think not of what is past, nor what is 

to come, but enjoy the present time, which 

few of us do. La Bruyere. 
5 Chi lingua ha, a Romava— Hewho has a tongue 

may go to Rome, i.e., may go anywhere. It. 

Chi nasce bella, nasce maritata — She who is 

born a beauty is born married. //. Pr. 
Chi niente sa, di niente dubita — He who knows 

nothing, doubts nothing. //. Pr. 
Chi non da. fine al pensare, non da principio al 

fare — He who is never done with thinking never 

gets the length of doing. It. Pr. 
Chi non ha cuore, abbia gambe — He who has 

no courage should have legs (to run). //. Pr. 
10 Chi non ha, non e — He who has not, is not. //. 

Chi non ha piaghe, se ne fa — He who has no 

worries makes himself some. //. Pr. 
Chi non ha testa, abbia gambe — He who has no 

brains should have legs. It. Pr. 
Chi non istima vien stimato — To disregard is to 

win regard. It. Pr. 
Chi non puo fare come voglia, faccia come puo 

— He who cannot do as he would, must do as he 

can. It. Pr. 
15 Chi non sa fingere, non sa vivere — He that 

knows not how to dissemble knows not how to 

live. It. Pr. 
Chi non vede il fondo, non passi l'acqua — Who 

sees not the bottom, let him not attempt to wade 

the water. /;". Pr. 
Chi non vuol servir ad un sol signor, a molto 

ha da servir-- He who will not serve one master 

will have to serve many. It. Pr. 
Chi offende, non perdona mai — He who offends 

you never forgives you. //. Pr. 
Chi offende scrive nella rena, chi e offeso nel 

marmo — He who offends writes on sand ; he 

who is offended, on marble. //. Pr. 
20 Chi parla semina, chi tace raccoglie — Who 

speaks, sows ; who keeps silence, reaps. It. 

Chi piglia leone in assenza suol temer del topi 

in presenza— He who takes a lion far off will 

--hudder at a mole close by. //. Pr. 
Chi piu sa, meno crede — Who knows most, be- 
lieves least. It. Pr. 
Chi piu sa, meno parla — Who knows most, says 

least. It. Pr. 
Chi sa la strada, puo andar di trotto— He who 

knows the road can go at a trot. It. Pr. 
25 Chi sa poco presto lo dice— He who knows little 

quickly tells it. //. Pr. 
Chi serve al commune serve nessuno— He who 

serves the public serves no one //. Pr. 
Chi si affoga, s'attaccherebbe a' rasoj — Adrown- 

ing man would i .it* li at razors. It. Pr. 
Chi si fa fango, il porco lo calpestra — He who 

makes himself tlirt. the swine will tread oil him, 

//. /V. 
Chi si trova senz' amici, e come un corpo senz' 

anima lle« ho is without friends is like a body 

without a soul. //. Pr. 

Chi sta bene, non si muova — Let him who is 

well off remain where he is. It. Pr. 
Chi tace confessa — Silence is confession. It. 

Chi t'ha offeso non ti perdonera mai — He who 

has offended you will never forgive you. //. 

Chi troppo abbraccia nulla stringe — He who 

grasps at too much holds fast nothing. It. Pr. 
Chi tutto vuole, tutto perde — Covet all, lose all. 

It. Pr. 
Chivalry was founded invariably by knights 

who were content all their lives with their 

horse and armour and daily bread. Rusk n. 
Chi va piano, va sano, chi va sano va lontano 

— He who goes softly goes safely, and he who 

goes safely goes far. It. Pr. 
Chi va, vuole ; chi manda, non se ha cura — He 

who goes himself, means it ; he who sends another 

does not care. It. Pr. 
Chi vuol dell' acqua chiara, vada alia fonte — 

He who wants the water pure must go to the 

spring-head. It. Pr. 
Chi vuol esser mai servito tenga assai famiglia 

— Let him who would be ill served keep plenty 

servants. It. Pr. 
Chi vuol il lavoro mai fatto, paghi innanzi 

tratto — If you wish your work ill done, pay 

beforehand. It. Pr. 
Chi vuol presto e ben, faccia da se — He who 

wishes a thing done quickly and well, must do 

it himself. It. Pr. 
Choose a good mother's daughter, though her 

father were the devil. Gael. Pr. 
Choose always the way that seems the best, 

however rough it may be. Custom will 

render it easy and agreeable. Pythagoras. 
Choose an author as you choose a friend. P.arl 

of Roscommon. 
Choose thy speech. Gael. Pr. < 

Choose your wife as you wish your children 

to be. Gael. Pr. 
Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure / Thrill 

the deepest notes of woe. Bums. 
Chose perdue, chose connue — A thing lost is 

a thing known, i.e., valued. /■>. Pr. 
Xwpts to t ehreiv TroWd Kal to. Kaipia — 

Volubility of speech and pertinency are some- 
times very different things. Sophocles. 
Christen haben keine Nachbarn — Christians I 

have no neighbours. Ger. Pr. 
Christianity has not yet penetrated into the 

whole heart of Jesus. A mid. 
Christianity appeals to the noblest feelings of 

the human heart, and these are emotion and 

imagination. Shorthouse. 
Christianity has a might of its own ; it is raised 

above all philosophy, and needs no support 

therefrom. Goethe. 
Christianity has made martyrdom sublime and 

sorrow triumphant, c h.ipin. 
Christianity is a religion that can make men ! 

good, only if they are good already. Hegel. 
Christianity is salvation by the conversion of 

the will ; humanism by the enlightenment of 

the mind. Amid. 
Christianity is the apotheosis of grief, the 

marvellous transmutation of suffering into 

triumph, the death of death and the defeat 

of sin. A mid. 


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Christianity is the practical demonstration 

that holiness and pity, justice and mercy, 

may meet together and become one in man 

and in God. Amiel. 

Christianity is the root of all democracy, the 

highest fact in the rights of men. Novalis. 
Christianity is the worship of sorrow. Goethe. 
Christianity's husk and shell / Threaten its 

heart like a blight. (/. B.) Selkirk. 
Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour. 
Modern society acknowledges no neighbour. 
Disnie i. 
Christianity, which is always true to the heart, 
knows no abstract virtues, but virtues result- 
ing from our wants, and useful to all. Chateau- 
Christianity without the cross is nothing. W. 

//. Thomson. 
Christians have burnt each other, quite per- 
suaded That all the apostles would have 
done as they did. Byron. 
Christ is not valued at all, unless He is valued 

above all. St. Augustine. 
) Christ left us not a system of logic, but a few 
simple truths. B. R. Hay don. 
Christmas comes but once a year. Pr. 
Christ never wrote a tract, but He went about 

doing good. Horace Mann. 
Christ's truth itself may yet be taught / With 
something of the devil s spirit. (/. B.) Sel- 
Churches are not built on Christ's principles, 
but on His tropes. Emerson. 
i Ci-devant — Former. Fr. 
Cieco e l'occhio, se l'animo e distratto — The eye 

sees nothing if the mind is distracted. It. Pr. 
Ciencia es locura si buen senso no la cura — 
Knowledge is of little use if it is not under the 
direction of good sense. Sp. Pr. 
Ci-git — Here lies Fr. 

Cineri gloria sera venit — Glory comes too late 
to one in the dust. Mart. 
3 Cio che Dio vuole, io voglio — What God wills, I 
will. M. 
Cio che si usa, non ha bisogno di scusa — That 

which is customary needs no excuse. //. Pr. 
Circles are prais'd, not that abound / In 
largeness, but th' exactly round ; , So life 
we praise, that does excel, / Not in much 
time, but acting well. V 'alio: 
Circles in water as they wider flow, / The less 
conspicuous in their progress grow, / And 
when at last they trench upon the shore, / 
Distinction ceases, and they're view'd no 
more. Crabbe. 
Circles to square, and cubes to double, / Would 
give a man excessive trouble. Prior. 
5 Circuitus verborum— A roundabout story or ex- 
Circulus in probando — Begging the question, or 
taking for granted the point at issue (lit. a circle 
in the proof). 
Circumstances are beyond the control of man, 
but his conduct is in his own power. Dis- 
Circumstances are things round about ; we are 

in them, not under them. Lander. 
Circumstances form the character, but, like 
petrifying matters, they harden while they 
form. Lander. 

Circumstances ? I make circumstances. 30 

Cita mors ruit — Death is a swift rider. 
Citharoedus Ridetur chorda qui semper ob- 

berrat eadem — The harper who is always at 

fault on the same string is derided. Hon. 
Cities force growth, and make men talkative 

and entertaining, but they make them arti- 
ficial. Emerson. 
Cities give not the human senses room enough. 

Cities have always been the fire-places (i.e., 35 
foci) of civilisation, whence light and heat 

radiated out into the dark, cold world. Theo- 
dore Parker. 
Citius venit periculum cum contemnitur — 

When danger is despised, it arrives the sooner. 

Civil dissension is a viperous worm / That 

gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth. 

i Hen. I '/., iii. i. 
Civilisation degrades the many to exalt the 

few. A. B. Alcott. 
Civilisation depends on morality. Emerson. 
Civilisation is the result of highly complex 40 

organisation. Emerson. 
Civilisation means the recession of passional 

and material life, and the development of 

social and moral life. Ward Beecher. 
Civilisation tends to corrupt men, as large 

towns vitiate the air. Amicl. 
Civility costs nothing, and buys everything. 

M. Wortley Montagu. 
Clamorous labour knocks with its hundred 

hands at the golden gate of the morning. 

Newman Hall. 
Claqueur — One hired to applaud. Fr. 45 

Clarior e tenebris — The brighter from the ob- 
scurity. M. 
Clarum et venerabile nomen — An illustrious and 

honoured name. 
Classical quotation is the parole of literary 

men all over the world. Johnson. 
Classisch ist das Gesunde, romantisch das 

Kranke— The healthy is classical, the unhealthy 

is romantic. Goethe. 
Claude os, aperi oculos— Keep thy mouth shut, 50 

but thy eyes open. 
Claudite jam rivos, pueri ; sat prata biberunt 

— Close up the sluices now, lads ; the meadows 

have drunk enough. Virg. 
Clausum fregit — He has broken through the en- 
closure, i.e., committed a trespass. L. 
Clay and clay differs in dignity, / Whose dust 

is both alike. Cymbelinc, iv. 2. 
Cleanliness is near of kin to godliness. Pr. 
Clear and bright it should be ever, / Flowing 55 

like a crystal river ; / Bright as light, and 

clear as wind. Tennyson on the Mind. 
Clear conception leads naturally to clear and 

correct expression. Boileau. 
Clear writers, like clear fountains, do not seem 

so deep as they are ; the turbid look the 

most profound. Landor. 
Clear your mind of cant. Johnson. 
Clemency alone makes us equal with the gods. 

Claudian us. 
Clemency is one of the brightest diamonds in 60 

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Cleverness is serviceable for everything, suffi- 
cient for nothing'. Amiel. 

Clever people will recognise and tolerate noth- 
ing but cleverness. A miel. 

Climbing is performed in the same posture as 
creeping. Swift. 

Clocks will go as they are set ; but man, 
irregular man, is never constant, never cer- 
tain. Otway. 
5 Close sits my shirt, but closer sits my skin. Pr. 

Clothes are for necessity ; warm clothes, for 
health ; cleanly, for decency ; lasting, for 
thrift ; and rich, for magnificence. Fuller. 

Clothes have made men of us ; they are threat- 
ening to make clothes-screens of us. Cariyle. 

Clothes make the man. Dut. Pr. 

Clouds are the veil behind which the face of 
day coquettishly hides itself, to enhance its 
beauty. Jean Paul. 
10 Coal is a portable climate. Emerson. 

Cobblers go to mass and pray that the cows may 
die {i.e., for the sake of their hides). Port. Pr. 

Cobra buena fama, y echate a dormir — Get a 
good name, and go to sleep. S/>. Pr. 

Cobre gana cobre que no huesos de hombre — 
Money {lit. copper) breeds money and not man's 
bones. SJ. Pr. 

Ccelitus mihi vires — My strength is from heaven. 
15 Coelo tegitur qui non habet urnam — He who 
has no urn to hold his bones is covered by the 
vault of heaven. Lucan. 

Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia — We assail 
heaven itself in our folly, //or. 

Coelum non animum mutant qui trans mare 
currunt — Those who cross the sea change only 
the climate, not their character. Hor. 

Coerced innocence is like an imprisoned lark ; 
open the door, and it is off for ever. Hali- 

Cogenda mens est ut incipiat — The mind must 
be stimulated to make a beginning. Sen. 
20 Cogi qui potest nescit mori— He who can be 
compelled knows not how to die. Sen. 

Cogitatio nostra cceli munimenta perrumpit, 
nee contenta est, id, quod ostenditur, scire — 
Our thoughts break through the muniments of 
heaven, and are not satisfied with knowing what 
is offered to sense observation. Sen. 

Cogito, ergo sum — I think, therefore I am. Des- 

Cognovit actionem — He has admitted the action. 

Coigne of vantage. Mad. , i. 6. 
25 Coin heaven's image / In stamps that are for- 
bid. Meat, for Meets., ii. 4. 

Cold hand, warm heart. Pr. 

Cold pudding settles one's love. Pr. 

Collision is as necessary to produce virtue in 
men, as it is to elicit fire in inanimate matter ; 
and chivalry is the essence of virtue. Lord 
John Russell. 

Colonies don't cease to be colonies because 
they are independent. J 'Israeli. 
30 Colour answers to feeling in man ; shape, to 
thought ; motion, to will. John Sterling. 

Colour blindness, which may mistake drab for 
scarlet, is better than total blindness, which 
sees no distinction of colour at all. George 

Colour is the type of love. Hence it is espe- 
cially connected with the blossoming of the 
earth, and with its fruits ; also with the 
spring and fall of the leaf, and with the 
morning and evening of the day, in order 
to show the waiting of love about the birth 
and death of man. Raskin. 

Colours are the smiles of Nature . . . her 
laughs, as in the flowers. Leigh Hunt. 

Colubram in sinu fovere — To cherish a serpent in 
one's bosom. 

Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely 35 
as himself. Emerson. 

Combien de heros : glorieux, magnanimes, ont 
vecu trop d'un jour — How many famous and 
high-souled heroes have lived a day too long ! 
J. B. Rousseau. 

Combinations of wickedness would overwhelm 
the world, did not those who have long 
practised perfidy grow faithless to each 
other. Johnson. 

Come, and trip it as you go, / On the light 
fantastic toe. Milton. 

Come, civil night, / Thou sober-suited matron, 
all in black. Rom. and Jul, iii. 2. 

Come, cordial, not poison. Rom. and Jul., v. t. 40 

Comedians are not actors ; they are only 
imitators of actors. Zimmermanu. 

Come e duro calle — How hard is the path. Dante. 

Come, fair Repentance, daughter of the skies ! / 
Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue ; / 
The weeping messenger of grace from 
heaven. Browne. 

Come forth into the light of things, / Let 
Nature be your teacher. Wordsworth. 

Come he slow or come he fast, / It is but 45 
Death who comes at last. Scott. 

Come like shadows, so depart. Bowles. 

Come, my best friends, my books, and lead 
me on. Cowley. 

Come one, come all ! this rock shall fly , From 
its firm base as soon as I. Scott. 

Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est — A 
pleasant companion on the road is as good as a 
carriage, Pitb. Syr. 

Come the three corners of the world in arms, ' 50 
And we shall shock them. Nought shall 
make us rue, / If England to itself do rest 
but true. King John, v. 7. 

Come, we burn daylight. Rom. and Jul., i. 4. 

Come what come may, / Time and the hour 
runs through the roughest day. Mac/:, i. ;. 

Come what sorrow can,_ I It cannot counter- 
vail th' exchange of joy / That one short 
minute gives me in her sight. Rom. and 
Jul., ii. 6. 

Comfort is the god of this world, but comfort 
it will never obtain by making it an object. 

Comfort's in heaven ; and we are on the earth, / 55 
Where nothing lives but crosses, care, and 
grief. Rich. II., ii. .•. 

Coming events cast their shadows before. 

Comitas inter gentes — Courtesy between nations. 

Command large fields, but cultivate small 
ones. / 'ire. 

Comme il faut— As it should be. /■'•: 

Comme je fus — As I was. M. 6Q 

Comme je trouve- As 1 find it. M. 


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Commend a fool for his wit or a knave for his 
honesty, and he will receive you into his 
bosom. Fielding;. 

Commend me rather to him who goes wrong- 
in a way that is his own, than to him 
who walks correctly in a way that is not. 

Commerce changes the fate and genius of 
nations. T. Gray. 

Commerce nourishes by circumstances, pre- 
carious, contingent, transitory, almost as 
liable to change as the winds and waves that 
waft it to our shores. Cotton. 

Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the 
signet of all-enslaving power, upon a shin- 
ing ore and called it gold. Shelley. 

Commerce is a game of skill, which every one 
cannot play, which few men can play well. 

Commerce is one of the daughters of Fortune, 
inconstant and deceitful as her mother. She 
chooses her residence where she is least 
expected, and shifts her abode when her con- 
tinuance is, in appearance, most firmly 
settled. Johnson. 

Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass. 

Committunt multi eadem diverso crimina fato, / 
Ille crucem sceleris pretium tulerit, hie dia- 
dema — How different the fate of men who com- 
mit the same crimes ! For the same villany one 
man goes to the gallows, and another is raised to 
a throne. 

Common as light is love, ,' And its familiar 
voice wearies not ever. Shelley. 

Common chances common men can bear. Corio- 
lanus, iv. i. 

Common distress is a great promoter both of 
friendship and speculation. Swift. 

Common fame is seldom to blame. Pr. 

Commonly they use their feet for defence 
whose tongue is their weapon. Sir P. Sidney. 

Common men are apologies for men ; they 
bow the head, excuse themselves with prolix 
reasons, and accumulate appearances, be- 
cause the substance is not. Emerson. 

Common-place people see no difference between 
one man and another. Pascal. 

Common-sense is calculation applied to life. 
A miel. 

Common-sense is the average sensibility and 
intelligence of men undisturbed by individual 
peculiarities. //". R. Alger. 

Common - sense is the genius of humanity. 

Common-sense is the measure of the possible ; 
it is calculation applied to life. Aiuiet. 

Common souls pay with what they do ; nobler | 
souls, with what they are. Emerson. 

Communautes commencent par batir leur 
cuisine — Communities begin with building their 
kitchen. J-'r. Pr. 

Commune bonum — A common good. 

Commune naufragium omnibus est consolatio 
— A shipwreck (disaster) that is common is a 
consolation to all. Pr. 

Commune periculum concordiam parit — A com- 
mon danger tends to concord. L. 

Communia esse amicorum inter se omnia — 
All things are common among friends. Ter. 

Communibus annis — One year with another. 
Communi consensu— By common consent. 
Communion is the law of growth, and homes 

only thrive when they sustain relations with 

each other. /. (,". Holland. 
Communism is the exploitation of the strong 30 

by the weak. In communism, inequality 

springs from placing mediocrity on a level 

with excellence. Proud/ion. 
Como canta el abad, asi responde el monacillo 

—As the abbot sings, the sacristan answers. Sp. 

Compagnon de voyage— A fellow-traveller. Pr. 
Company, villanous company, has been the 

spoil of me. i Hen. IV., iii. 3. 
Comparaison n'est pas raison — Comparison is 

no proof. Pr. Pr. 
Compare her face with some that I shall 35 

show, / And I will make thee think thy 

swan a crow. Rom. and Jul, i. 2. 
Comparisons are odious. Burton. 
Comparisons are odorous. Much Ado, iii. 5. 
Compassion to the offender who has grossly 

violated the laws is, in effect, a cruelty to 

the peaceable subject who has observed 

them. Junius. 
Compassion will cure more sins than condemna- 
tion. Ward Bcecher. 
Compendia dispendia— Short cuts are round- 40 

about ways. 
Compendiaria res improbitas. virtusque tarda 

— Vice is summary in its procedure, virtue is 


Compesce mentem — Restrain thy irritation. Hor. 

Complaining never so loud, and with never so 
much reason, is of no use. Emerson. 

Complaining profits little ; stating of the truth 
may profit. Carlyle. 

Complaint is the largest tribute heaven re- 15 
ceives, and the sincerest part of our devo- 
tion. Swift. 

Compliments are only lies in court clothes. 
/. Sterling. 

Componitur orbis / Regis ad exemplum ; nee 
sic inflectere sensus / Humanos edicta 
valent, quam vita regentis — Manners are 
fashioned after the example of the king, and 
edicts have less effect on them than the life of 
the ruler. Claud. 

Compose thy mind, and prepare thy soul calmly 
to obey ; such offering will be more accept- 
able to God than every other sacrifice. 

Compositum miraculi causa— A story trumped 
up to astonish, 'lac. 

Compos mentis — Of a sound mind. 50 

Compound for sins they are inclined to ' By 
damning those they have no mind to. Butler. 

Comprendre e'est pardonner — To understand is 
to pardon. Mad. de Stael. 

Compte rendu— Report, return. Pr. 

Con agua pasada no muele molino— The mill 
grinds no corn with water that has passed. Sj>. 

Con amore— With love ; earnestly. It. 55 

Con arte e con inganno si vive mezzo l'anno ; 
con inganno si vive l'altra parte — People live 
with art and deception one half the year, and 
with deception and art the other half. It. Pr* 


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Conceal not the meanness of thy family, nor 
think it disgraceful to be descended from 
peasants ; for when it is seen thou art not 
thyself ashamed, no one will endeavour to 
make thee so. Cervantes. 

Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. 
Ham., iii. 4. 

Conceit may puff a man up, but never prop 
him up. Raskin. 

Concentration is the secret of strength in 
politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the 
management of human affairs. Emerson. 
5 Concio ad clerum — An address to the clergy. 

Concordia discors— A jarring or discordant con- 
cord. Ovid. 

Concordia res parvas crescunt, discordia maxi- 
ma? dilabuntur — With concord small things in- 
crease, with discord the greatest go to ruin. Sail. 

Concours — A competition. Fr. 

Condemnable idolatry is insincere idolatry — a 
human soul clinging spasmodically to an Ark 
of the Covenant, which it half feels is now a 
phantasm. Carlyle. 
10 Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it ! / 
Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done. 
Meas.for Meas., ii. 2. 

Condense some daily experience into a glow- 
ing symbol, and an audience is electrified. 
h merson. 

Con dineros no te conoceras, sin dineros no te 
conoceran — With money you would not know 
yourself; without it, no one would know you. 
Sp. Pr. 

Condition, circumstance, is not the thing, / 
Bliss is the same in subject or in king. Pope 

Conditions are pleasant or grievous to us 
according to our sensibilities. Lew. Wallace. 
15 Con el Rey y con la Inquisicion, chitos — With 
the King and the Inquisition, hush! Sp. Pr. 

Confessed faults are half mended. Sc. Pr. 

Confess yourself to Heaven ; / Repent what's 
past ; avoid what is to come ; / And do not 
spread the compost on the weeds, / To make 
them ranker. Ham., iii. 4. 

Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will 
show you are wise to-day. Pr. 

Confidence imparts a wondrous inspiration to 
its possessor. It bears him on in security, 
either to meet no danger or to find matter 
of glorious trial. Milton. 
20 Confidence in another man's virtue is no slight 
evidence of a man's own. Montaigne. 

Confidence in one's self is the chief nurse of 
magnanimity. Sir P. Sidney. 

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an 
aged bosom. Chatham. 

Confidence is a thing not to be produced by 
compulsion. Men cannot be forced into 
trust. D. Webster, 

Confido, conquiesco — 1 trust, ami am at rest. M. 
25 Confine your tongue, lest it confine you. Pr. 

Confrere— A brother monk or associate. Fr. 

Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. / 
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope / 
The Lords anointed temple, and stole 
thence / The life o' the building. Mad., ii. t. 

Confusion worse confounded. Milton.. 

Conge d'elire — A leave to elect, Pr. 
30 Con poco cervello si governa il mondo — The 
world is governed. with, small wit. //. Pr. 

Conquer we shall, but we must first contend : / 
'Tis not the fight that crowns us, but the 
end. Herrick. 

Conscia mens recti famas mendacia risit — The 
mind conscious of integrity ever scorns the lies 
of rumour. Ovid. 

Conscience does make cowards of us all ; / And 
thus the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied 
o'er with the pale cast of thought ; And 
enterprises of great pith and moment, / With 
this regard, their currents turn awry, / And 
lose the name of action. Ham., iii. 1. 

Conscience is but a word that cowards use, ' 
Devised at first to keep the strong in awe ; / 
Our strong arms be our conscience, swords 
our law. Rich. III., v. 3. 

Conscience is our magnetic needle ; / reason, 35 
our chart. Josefih Code. 

Conscience is the chamber of justice. Origen. 

Conscience is the compass of the unknown. 
Joseph Cook. 

Conscience is the sentinel of virtue. Johnson. 

Conscience is the voice of the soul ; the pas- 
sions, of the body. Rousseau. 

Conscience is wiser than science. Lavater. 40 

Conscientia mille testes — Conscience is equal to 
a thousand witnesses. Pr. 

Con scienza — With a knowledge of the subject. It. 

Consecrated is the spot which a good man has 
trodden. Goethe. 

Consecration is going out into the world where 
God Almighty is, and using every power lor 
His glory. Ward Beecher. 

Conseil d'etat— Council of state. 45 

Consensus facit legem — Consent makes the law. 

Consequitur quodcunque petit— He attains to 
whatever he aims at. M. 

Conservatism is the pause on the last move- 
ment. Emerson. 

Consideration, like an angel, came, / And 
whipp'd th' offending Adam out of him, / 
Leaving his body as a paradise, / To en- 
velop and contain celestial spirits, lieniy 
V., i. 1 

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow ; 50 
they toil not, neither do they spin ; and yet 
I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his 
glory was not arrayed like one of these. 

Consilio et animis — By counsel and courage. M, 

Conspicuous by its absence. Lord John Rus- 

Constans et fidelitate — Constant and with faith- 
fulness. M. 

Constant attention wears the active mind, / 
Blots out her powers, and leaves a blank 
behind. Churchill. 

Constantia et virtute — l!y constancy and virtue, 55 

Constantly choose rather to want less than to 
have more. 'I homos a Kentpis. 

Constant occupation prevents temptation. It. 

Constant thought will overflow in words un- 
consciously. Byron. 

Consuetudinis magna vis est— The force of habit 
is great t Vis, 

Consuetudo est altera lex— Custom is a. second 60 
law. L. 


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Consuetudo est secunda natura — Custom is a 

second nature. St. A ttg: 
Consuetudo pro lege servatur — Custom is ob- 
served as law. L. 
Consult duty, not events. Landor. 
Contaminate our fingers with base bribes ? . . . 

I'd rather be a dog and bay the moon than 

such a Roman. Jul. Cces., iv. 3. 
Contas na mao, e o demonio no coracao — Rosary 

in the hand, and the devil in the heart. Port. Pr. 
Contemni est gravius stultitias quam percuti — 

To be despised is more galling to a foolish man 

than to be whipped. 
Contemporaries appreciate the man rather 

than his merit ; posterity will regard the 

merit rather than the man. Coiton. 
Contempt is a dangerous element to sport in ; a 

deadly one, if we habitually live in it. Carlyle. 
Contempt is a kind of gangrene, which, if it 

seizes one part of a character, corrupts all 

the rest by degrees. Johnson. 
Contempt is the only way to triumph over 

calumny. Mde. de Maintcnon. 
Contented wi' little, an' cantie (cheerily happy) 

wi' mair. Burns. 
Content if hence th' unlearn'd their wants may 

view, / The learn'd reflect on what before 

they knew. Pope, 
[Contention is a hydra's head ; the more they 

strive, the more they may. Burton. 
Contention, like a horse / Full of high feed- 
ing, madly hath broken loose, / And bears 

all down before him. 2 Hen., i. 1. 
Contentions fierce, / Ardent, and dire, spring 

from no petty cause. Scott. 
Contentions for trifles can get but a trifling 

victory. Sir P. Sidney. 
Content is better than riches. Pr. 
Content is the true philosopher's stone. Pr. 
Contentment, as it is a short road and pleasant, 

has great delight and little trouble. Epic- 

Contentment consisteth not in adding more 

fuel, but in taking away some fire. Fuller. 
Contentment is natural wealth. Soe?-ates. 
Contentment will make a cottage look as fair 

as a palace. W. Seeker. 
Contentment without money is the philoso- 
pher's stone. Lichtiver. 
Content's a kingdom, and I wear that crown. 

Content thyself to be obscurely good ; / When 

vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, 
The post of honour is a private station. 
Content with poverty, my soul I arm ; / And 
virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. 
I 'ryden after Hor. 
Contesa vecchia tosto si fa nuova — An old feud 

is easily renewed, it. Pr. 
Conticuere omnes, intentique ora tenebant — 
All were at once silent and listened intent. Virg. 
Continued eloquence wearies. Pascal. 
Contra bonos mores — Against good morals. 
Contra malum mortis, non est medicamen in 
hortis — Against the evil of death there is no 
remedy in the garden. 
Contraria contrariis curantur — Contraries are 
cured by contraries. 

Contrast increases the splendour of beauty, 
but it disturbs its influence ; it adds to its 
attractiveness, but diminishes its power. 

Contrat social — The social compact, specially 
Rousseau's theory thereof. 

Contra verbosos noli contendere verbis ; / 35 
Sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis 
— Don't contend with words against wordy 
people ; speech is given to all, wisdom to few. 

Contredire, e'est quelquefois frapper a une 
porte, pour savoir s il y a quelqu'un dans 
la maison — To contradict sometimes means to 
knock at the door in order to know whether 
there is any one in the house. Fr. Pr. 

Contre fortune bon cceur — Against change of 
fortune set a bold heart. Fr. Pr. 

Contre les rebelles, e'est cruaute que d'estre 
humain et humanite d'estre cruel-Against 
rebels it is cruelty to be humane, and humanity 
to be cruel. Corneille Muis. 

Contre-temps — A mischance. Fr. 

Contrivances of the time / For sowing broad- 40 
cast the seeds of crime. Longfelloiv. 

Contumeliam si dicis, audies — If you utter abuse, 
you must expect to receive it. Plant. 

Conversation enriches the understanding ; but 
solitude is the school of genius. Gibbon. 

Conversation in society is found to be on a 
platform so low as to exclude science, the 
saint, and the poet. Emerson. 

Conversation is an abandonment to ideas, a 
surrender to persons. A. B. Ateott. 

Conversation is an art in which a man has all 45 
mankind for competitors. Emerson. 

Conversation is a traffic ; and if you enter into 
it without some stock of knowledge to bal- 
ance the account perpetually, the trade drops 
at once. Sterne. 

Conversation will not corrupt us if we come to 
the assembly in our own garb and speech, 
and with the energy of health to select what 
is ours and reject what is not. Emerson. 

Converse with a mind that is grandly simple, 
and literature looks like word -catching. 

Conversion — a grand epoch for a man ; pro- 
perly the one epoch ; the turning-point which 
guides upwards, or guides downwards, him 
and his activities for evermore. Carlyle. 

Conversion is the awakening of a soul to see 50 
into the awful truth of things ; to see that 
Time and its shows all rest on Eternity, 
and this poor earth of ours is the threshold 
either of heaven or helL Carlyle. 

Convey a libel in a frown, ' And wink a reputa- 
tion down. Swift. 

Convey thy love to thy friend as an arrow to 
the mark ; not as a ball against the wall, to 
rebound back again. C'uaries. 

Conviction, never so excellent, is worthless 

till it convert itself into conduct. Carlyle. 
Copia verborum — Superabundance of words. 
Coracao determinado, nao soffre conselho— He 55 
brooks no advice whose mind is made up. Port. 
Coram domino rege— Before our lord the king. 
Coram nobis — Before the court. 
Coram non judice— Before one who is not a judge. 


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Corbies (crows) and clergy are kittle shot (hard 

to hit). Sc. Pr. 
Corbies dinna pick oot corbies' een, i.e., harm 

each other. Sc. Pr. 
Cordon bleu — A skilful cook {lit. a blue ribbon). 

Cordon sanitaire — A guard to prevent a disease 

spreading. Fr. 
5 Corn is gleaned with wind, and the soul with 

chastening. Geo. Herbert. 
Cor nobile, cor immobile— A noble heart is an 

immovable heart. 
Coronat virtus cultores suos — Virtue crowns her 

votaries. .1/. 
Corpo ben feito nao ha mester capa — A body 

that is veil made needs no cloak. Port. Pr. 
Corpora lente augescunt, cito extingnuntur — 

All bodies are slow in growth, rapid in decay. 

10 Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be 

outlawed nor excommunicated, for they have 

no souls. ( 'oke. 
Corporations have neither bodies to be punished 

nor souls to be damned. 'Ihurlow. 
Corporis et fortunse bonorum, ut initium, finis 

est. Omnia orta occidunt, et aucta senes- 

cunt — The blessings of health and fortune, as 

they have a beginning, must also have an end. 

Everything rises but to fall, and grows but to 

decay. Sail. 
Corpo satollo non crede all' affamato — A satis- 
fied appetite does not believe in hunger. It. Pr. 
Corps d'armee— A military force. Fr. 
15 Corps diplomatique— The diplomatic body. Fr. 
Corpus Christi— Festival in honour of the Eucha- 
rist or body of Christ. 
Corpus delicti — The body of the offence. L. 
Corpus sine pectore — A body without a soul. 

Correct counting keeps good friends. Gael. Pr. 
20 Correction does much, but encouragement does 

more. Goethe. 
Correction is good, administered in time. Dan. 

Corre lontano chi non torna mai— He runs a 

long way who never turns. It. Pr. 
Corrigenda — Corrections to be made. 
Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves. 

25 Corruption is like a ball of snow, when once 

set a rolling it must increase. Colton. 
Corruptions can only be expiated by the blood 

of the just ascending to heaven by the steps 

of the scaffold. De Tocgueville. 
Corruptio optimi pessima— The corruption of the 

best is the worst. Anon. 
Corruptissima in republica plurimae leges— 

In a state in which corruption abounds laws are 

very numerous. Tat . 
Cor unum, via una— One heart, one way. M. 
30 Corvees Forced labour, formerly exacted of the 

peasantry in Prance. Fr. 
Cosa ben fatta e fatta due volte— A thing well 

i lone i^ twice done. //. Pr. 
Cosa fatta, capo ha- A thing which is <1 

a head, i.e., it i^ never done till completed. //. 


Cosa mala nunca muere— A bad tiling never dies 
SJ>. Pr. 

Cosi fan tutti — So do they all. It. 

Cos ingeniorum — A whetstone to their wit. i 

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, ' But 

not expressed in fancy ; rich, not gaudy ; ' 

For the apparel oft proclaims the man. 

Ham., i. 3. 
Costumbre hace ley — Custom becomes law. Sf>. 

Could everything be done twice, it would be 

done better. Ger. Pr. 
Could great men thunder , As Jove himself 

does, Jove would ne'er be quiet ; For every 

pelting, petty officer Would use his heaven 

for thunder ; nothing but thunder. Meas.for 

Mius., ii. 2. 
Could we forbear dispute and practise love, 4 

We should agree as angels do above. 

// 'alter. 
Could you see every man's career in life, you 

would find a woman clogging him ... or 

cheering him and goading him. Thackeray. 
Couleur de rose — A flattering representation. 

Count art by gold, and it fetters the feet it 

once winged. Oitida, 
Count the world not an inn, but an hospital ; 

and a place not to live in. but to die in. 

Countries are well cultivated, not as they 4 

are fertile, but as they are free. Montcs* 

Coup de grace— The finishing stroke. Fr. 
Coup de main — A bold effort ; a surprise. 
Coup de pied — A kick. Fr. 
Coup de soleil — Stroke of the sun. Fr. 
Coup d'essai — First attempt. Fr. & 

Coup d'etat — A sudden stroke of policy. Fr. 
Coup de theatre — Theatrical effect. Fr. 
Coup d'ceil — A glance of the eye ; a prospect. 
Courage against misfortune, and reason 

against passion. Pr. 
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal 5 

of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypo- 
crisy cannot imitate. G ethe. 
Courage consists in equality to the problem 

before us. Emerson. 
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking 

danger, but in meeting it with the eyes 

open. Jean Paul. 
Courage consists not in hazarding without 

fear, but being resolutely minded in a just 

cause. Plutarch. 
Courage ! even sorrows, when once they are 

vanished, quicken the soul, as rain the valley. 

Courage is generosity of the highest order, 6 

for the brave are prodigal of the most pre- 
cious things, c 
Courage is on all hands considered an essen- 
tial of high .character. Fronde. 
Courage is the wisdom of manhood ; foolhardi- 

ness, the folly of youth. Pi. 
Courage mounteth with occasion. King John, 

ii. 1. 
Courage never to submit or yield. Milton. 
Courage of soul is necessary for the triumphs 6; 

of genius. Mine, de Stall 
Courage of the soldier awakes the courage o( 

woman. Emerson. 


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Courage, or the degree of life, is as the degree 
of circulation of the blood in the arteries. 

Courage sans peur — Courage without fear. Fr. 

Courage, sir, / That makes man or woman 
look their goodliest. Tennyson. 

Courage, so far as it is a sign of race, is pecu- 
liarly the mark of a gentleman or a lady ; 
but it becomes vulgar if rude or insensitive. 

Courtesy costs nothing. Pr. 

Courtesy is cumbersome to him that kens it 
not. .SV. Pr. 

Courtesy is often sooner found in lowly sheds 
with smoky rafters, than in tapestry halls 
and courts of princes, where it first was 
named. Milton. 

Courtesy itself must convert to disdain, if you 
come in her presence. Much Ado, i. i. 

Courtesy never broke one's crown. Gael. 

Courtesy of temper, when it is used to veil 
churlishness of deed, is but a knight's girdle 
around the breast of a base clown. Scott. 

Courtship consists in a number of quiet atten- 
tions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so 
vague as not to be understood. Sterne. 

Coute qu'il coute — Let it cost what it may. 

Cover yourself with honey and the flies will 
fasten on you. Pr, 

Covetous men need money least, yet most 
affect it ; and prodigals, who need it most, 
do least regard it. Theod. Parker 

Covetousness bursts the bag. Pr. 

Covetousness is a sort of mental gluttony, not 
confined to money, but greedy of honour and 
feeding on selfishness. Chamfort. 

Covetousness is ever attended with solicitude 
and anxiety. B. Franklin. 

Covetousness is rich, while modesty goes 
barefoot. Phcedrus. 

Covetousness, like jealousy, when it has once 
taken root, never leaves a man but with his 
life. T. Hughes. 

Covetousness often starves other vices. Sc. 

Covetousness swells the principal to no pur- 
pose, and lessens the use to all purposes. 
Jeremy Taylor. 

Covetousness, which is idolatry. St. Paul. 

Coward dogs / Most spend their mouths when 
what they seem to threaten Runs far before 
them. Henry /'. , ii. 4. 

Cowardice is the dread of what will happen. 

Cowards are cruel, but the brave / Love mercy, 
and delight to save. Gay. 

Cowards die many times before their deaths ; ,' 
The valiant never taste of death but once. / 
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, 
It seems to me most strange that men should 
fear ; / Seeing that death, a necessary end, / 
Will come when it will come. Jul. Cwsar, 
ii. 2. 

Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome 
by those who nobly dare. Queen Elizabeth. 

Cowards father cowards, and base things sire 
base ; , Nature hath meal and bran, contempt 
and grace, Cymb., iv. 2. 

Cowards tell lies, and those that fear the rod. 
G. Herbert. 

Crabbed age and youth / Cannot live together. 30 

Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice 
in the character. Sanial Dubay. 

Craft maun hae claes (clothes), but truth gaes 
naked. Sc. Pr. 

Crafty men contemn studies ; simple men ad- 
mire them ; and wise men use them ; for they 
teach not their own use ; but that is wisdom 
without them, and above them won by obser- 
vation. Bacon. 

Craignez honte — Fear shame. M. 

Craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux — Fear 35 
the worst from an enraged author. Fr. 

Crambe repetita — Cabbage repeated (kills). Jin'. 

Cras credemus, hodie nihil — To-morrow we will 
believe, but not to-day. Pr. 

Crea el cuervo, y sacarte ha los ojos — Breed 
up a crow and he will peck out your eyes. Sp. 

Creaking waggons are long in passing. Fn's. 

Created half to rise and half to fall, / Great 40 
lord of all things, yet a prey to all; / Sole 
judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd ; / The 
glory, jest, and riddle of the world. Pope. 

Creation is great, and cannot be understood. 

Creation lies before us like a glorious rainbow ; 
but the sun that made it lies behind us, hidden 
from us. Jean Paul. 

Creation's heir, the world, the world is mine. 

Creation sleeps ! 'Tis as the general pulse / 
Of life stood still, and Nature made a 
pause, / An awful pause, prophetic of her 
end. Young. 

Credat Judaeus Apella — Apella, the Jew, may 45 
believe that ; I cannot. Hor. 

Crede quod est quod vis — Believe that that is 
which you wish to be. Ovid. 

Crede quod habes, et habes — Believe that you 
have it, and you have it. 

Credit keeps the crown o' the causey, i.e., is 
not afraid to show its face. Sc. /V. 

Creditors have better memories than debtors. 

Credo, quia absurdum — I believe it because it is 50 
absurd. Tert. 

Credula res amor est — Love is a credulous affec- 
tion. Ovid. 

Credula vitam / Spes fovet, et fore cras semper 
ait melius — Credulous hope cherishes life, and 
ever whispers to us that to-morrow will be better. 

Credulity is perhaps a weakness almost in- 
separable from eminently truthful char- 
acters. Tucherman. 

Credulity is the common failing of inexperi- 
enced virtue. Johnson. 

Creep before you gang (walk). Sc Pr. 55 

Crescentem sequitur cura pecuniam, ' Major- 
unique fames — Care accompanies increasing 
wealth, and a craving for still greater riches. 

Crescit. amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia 
crescit — The love of money increases as wealth 
increases. Juv. 



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Crescit occulto velut arbor aevo— It grows as a 

tree with a hidden life. Hor. 
Crescit sub pondere virtus— Virtue thrives under 

oppression. M. 
Cressa ne careat pulchra dies nota— Let not a 

day so lair be without its white mark. Hor, 
Creta an carbone notandi ? — Are they to be 
marked with chalk or charcoal ? Hor. 
5 Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. 
Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, 
ripens within the flower of the pleasure that 
concealed it. Emerson. 
Crime cannot be hindered by punishment, but 
only by letting- no man grow up a criminal. 
A' itskin. 
Crime, like virtue, has its degrees. Racine. 
Crimen laesae majestatis — Crime of high treason. 
Crimen quos inquinat, sequat— Crime puts those 
on an equal footing whom it defiles. 
10 Crimes generally punish themselves. Gold- 
Crimes sometimes shock us too much ; vices 

almost always too little. Hare. 
Crimina qui cernunt aliorum, non sua cernunt, / 
Hi sapiunt aliis, desipiuntque sibi — Those who 
see the faults of others, but not their own, are 
wise for others and fools for themselves. Pr. 
Crimine ab uno / Disce omnes — From the base 

character of one learn what they all are. Virg. 
Cripples are aye better schemers than walkers. 
Sc. Pr. 
15 Criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn 
and propagate the best that is known and 
thought in the world. Mattkew A mold. 
Criticism is as often a trade as a science, re- 
quiring, as it does, more health than wit, 
more labour than capacity, more practice 
than genius. La Bruyere. 
Criticism is like champagne, nothing more 
execrable if bad, nothing more excellent if 
good. Colton. 
Criticism is not construction ; it is observation. 

G. jr. Curtis. 
Criticism must never be sharpened into ana- 
tomy. The life of the imagination, as of the 
body, disappears when we pursue it. Will- 
20 Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars 
and blossoms together. Jean Paul. 
Criticism should be written for the public, not 

the artist, li'm. Winter. 
Critics all are ready made. Byron. 
Critics are men who have failed in literature 

and art. J 'Israeli. 
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of 
letters, stationed at the corners of news- 
papers and reviews to challenge every new 
author. Longfellow. 
25 Critics must excuse me if I compare them to 
certain animals called asses, who, by gnaw- 
ing vines, originally taught the great advan- 
tage of pruning them. S hens tone. 
Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven. 

Crows do not pick out crows' eyes. Pr. 
Cruci dum spiro fido- Whilst I breathe I trust in 

the cross. M. 
Crudelem medicum intemperans ager facit 
A disorderly patient makes a harsh phj i< ian 
Pub, Syr 

Crudelis ubique / Luctus, ubique pavor, et30 
plurima mortis imago — Everywhere is heart- 
rending wail, everywhere consternation, and 
death in a thousand shapes. Virg. 

Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave. 

Cruel men are the greatest lovers of mercy ; 
avaricious, of generosity ; proud, of humility, 
— in others. Colton. 

Cruelty in war buyeth conquest at the dearest 
price. Sir P. Sidney. 

Cruelty is no more the cure of crimes than it 
is the cure of sufferings. Landor. 

Crux criticorum — The puzzle of critics. 35 

Crux est si metuas quod vincere nequeas — It 
is torture to fear what you cannot overcome. 
A usonius. 

Crux medicorum — The puzzle of physicians. 

Cry " Havock," and let slip the dogs of war. 
Jul. C<?s., iii. i. 

Cucullus non facit monachum — The cowl does 
not make the monk. Pr. 

Cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your 40 
dull ass will not mend his pace with beating. 
Ham., v. i. 

Cui bono? — Whom does it benefit? 

Cuidar muitas cousas, fazer huma — Think of 
many things, do only one. J'ort. Pr. 

Cuidar nao he saber — Thinking is not knowing. 
Port. Pr. 

Cui lecta potenter erit res / Nee facundia 
deseret hunc nee lucidus ordo — He who has 
chosen a theme suited to his powers will never 
be at a loss for felicitous language or lucid arrange- 
ment. Hor. 

Cuilibet in arte sua perito credendum est— 45 
Every man is to be trusted in his own art. Pr. 

Cui licitus est finis, etiam licent media — Where 
the end is lawful the means are also lawful. A 
Jesuit maxim. 

Cui malo ?-AVhom does it harm? 

Cui mens divinior atque os / Magna sonaturum 
des nominis hujus honorem — To him whose 
soul is more than ordinarily divine, and who 
has the gift of uttering lofty thoughts, you may 
justly concede the honourable title of poet. 

Cui non conveniat sua res, ut calceus olim, / 
Si pede major erit, subvertet, si minor, uret 
■ — As a shoe, when too large, is apt to trip 
one, and when too small, to pinch the feet ; so 
is it with him whose fortune does not suit him. 

Cui placet alterius, sua nimirum est odio sors 50 
— When a man envies another's lot, it is 
natural he should be discontented with his 
own. Hor. 
Cui placet, obliviscitur ; cui dolet, meminit — 
Acts of kindness an- soon forgotten, but the 
memory of an offence remains. Pr. 
Cui prodest scelus, is fecit — He has committed 

the crime who profits by it. Sen. 
Cuique suum -His own to every one. Pr. 
Cui serpe mozzica, lucenta teme Whom a ser- 
pent has bitten fears a lizard. //. Pr. 
Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad ccelum-— He 55 
who owns the soil owns everything above it to 

the very sky. /.. 
Cujus rei libet simulator atque dissimulator — 
A finished pretender and dissembler. Sail. 


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Cujusvis hominis est errare : nullius nisi in- 
sipientis in errore perseverare — Every one is 
liable to err ; none but a fool will persevere in 
error. Cic. 

Cujus vita fulgor, ejus verba tonitrua — His 
words are thunderbolts whose life is as lightning. 
Mediaeval Pr. 

Cujus vulturis hoc erit cadaver? — To what 
harpy's will shall this carcass fall ? Mart. 

Cul de sac — A street, a lane or passage, that has 
no outlet. Fr. 
i Culpam poena premit comes — Punishment follows 
hard upon crime as an attendant. Hor. 

Cultivated labour drives out brute labour. 

Cultivate not only the cornfields of your mind, 
but the pleasure-grounds also. IVhately. 

Cultivation is as necessary to the mind as food 
to the body, Cic. 

Culture, aiming at the perfection of the man as 
the end, degrades everything else, as health 
and bodily life, into means. Emerson. 
.0 Culture enables us to express ourselves. 

Culture implies all which gives the mind pos- 
session ot its own powers. Emerson. 

Culture inverts the vulgar views of nature, 
and brings the mind to call that apparent 
which it uses to call real, and that real which 
it uses to call visionary. Emer on. 

Culture is a study of perfection. Matthew 

Culture is the passion for sweetness and light, 
and (what is more) the passion for making 
them prevail. Matthew A mold. 
15 Culture (is the process by which a man) be- 
comes all that he was created capable of 
being, resisting all impediments, casting off 
all foreign, especially all noxious, adhesions, 
and showing himself at length in his own 
shape and stature, be these what they may. 

Culture merely for culture's sake can never 
be anything but a sapless root, capable of 
producing at best a shrivelled branch. /. 
/ J *. Cross. 

Culture must not omit the arming of the man. 

Culture of the thinking, the dispositions (fiesin- 
nungen), and the morals is the only educa- 
tion that deserves the name, not mere 
instruction. Herder. 

Cum grano salis — With a grain of salt, i.e., with 
some allowance. 
20 Cum privilegio — With privilege. 

Cunctando restituit rem — He restored the cause 
(of Rome) by delay. Said of Eabius, surnamed 
there/ore Cunctator. 

Cuncti adsint, meritaeque expectent pragmia 
palmae — Let all attend, and expect the rewards 
due to well-earned laurels. J irg. 

Cunctis servatorem liberatoremque acclaman- 
tibus — All hailing him as saviour and deliverer. 

Cunning is the art of concealing our own de- 
fects, and discovering other people's weak- 
nesses. Hazlitt. 
25 Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom. IV. G. 
Cunning is the intensest rendering of vulgarity, 
absolute and utter. Rxtskin. 

Cunning is to wisdom as an ape to a man. 

William Penn. 
Cunning leads to knavery ; 'tis but a step, and 

that a very slippery, from the one to the 

other. Lying only makes the difference ; add 

that to cunning, and it is knavery. La 

Bi uyere. 
Cunning signifies especially a habit or gift of 

over-reaching, accompanied with enjoyment 

and a sense of superiority. A' uskin. 
Cunning surpasses strength. Ger. Pr. 30 

Cupias non placuisse nimis — Do not aim at too 

much popularity. Mart. 
Cupid is a knavish lad, / Thus to make poor 

females mad. Mid. X. Dream, iii. 2. 
Cupid makes it his sport to pull the warrior's 

plumes. Sir P. .s idney. 
Cupido dominandi cunctis affectibus flagrantior 

est — The desire of rule is the most ardent of all 

the affections of the mind. Tac. 
Cupid's butt-shaft is too hard for Hercules' 35 

club. Love's L. Lost, i. 2. 
Curas leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent — Light 

troubles are loud-voiced, deeper ones are dumb. 

Cura facit canos — Care brings grey hairs. Pr. 
Cura pii dis sunt, et qui coluere, coluntur — The 

pious-hearted are cared for by the gods, and they 

who reverence them are reverenced. < -fid. 
Cura ut valeas — Take care that you keep well. 

Curiosa felicitas — Studied felicity of thought or 40 

of style. 
Curiosis fabricavit inferos — He fashioned hell 

for the inquisitive. St. Augustine. 
Curiosity is a desire to know why and how ; 

such as is in no living creature but man. 

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. 

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bra- 
very. / "ictor Hugo. 
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit. 45 

Knock, therefore, at the door before you 

enter on your neighbour's privacy ; and re- 
member that there is no difference between 

entering into his house and looking into it. 

Jeremy Taylor. 
Curiosity is the kernel of the forbidden fruit. 

Curiosus nemo est, quin idem sit malevolus — 

Nobody is inquisitive about you who does not 

also bear you ill-will. Plant. 
Curious to think how, for every man, any the 

truest fact is modelled by the nature of the 

man. Carlyle. 
Currente calamo — With a running pen. 
Cursed be the social ties that warp us from 50 

the living truth. Tennyson. 
Curse on all laws but those which love has 

made. Pope. 
Curses always recoil on the head of him who 

imprecates them. If you put a chain around 

the neck of a slave, the other end fastens 

itself around your own. Emerson. 
Curses are like chickens ; they always return 

home. Pr. 
Curses, not loud, but deep, mouth-honour, 

breath, ' Which the poor heart would fain 

deny, but dare not. Macb., v. 3. 


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Curst be the man, the poorest wretch in life. / 
The crouching vassal to the tyrant wife,/ Who 
has no will but by her high permission ; / Who 
has not sixpence but in her possession ; / 
Who must to her his dear friend's secret tell ; / 
Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than 
hell. / Were such the wife had fallen to my 
part, / I'd break her spirit or I'd break her 
heart. Burns. 

Curst be the verse, how well soe'er it flow, / 
That tends to make one worthy man my 
foe, / Give virtue scandal, innocence a fear, I 
Or from the soft-ey'd virgin steal a tear. 

Curs'd merchandise, where life is sold, / And 
avarice consents to starve for gold. Roive 
from Lucan, 

Custom does often reason overrule, / And only 
serves for reason to the fool. RocJiester. 
5 Custom doth make dotards of us all. Car- 

Custom forms us all ; ■' Our thoughts, our 
morals, our most fixed belief, , Are conse- 
quences of our place of birth. A. Hill. 

Custom is the law of one set of fools, and 
fashion of another ; but the two often clash, 
for precedent is the legislator of the one and 
novelty of the other. Colton. 

Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol 
of fools. Pr. 

Custom may lead a man into many errors, but 
it justifies none. Fielding. 
10 Custom reconciles to everything. Burke. 

Custos morum — The guardian of morality. 

Custos regni — The guardian of the realm. 

Custos rotulorum — The keeper of the rolls. 

Cutis vulpina consuenda est cum cute leonis — 
The fox's skin must be sewed to that of the lion. 
L. Pr. 
15 Cut men's throats with whisperings. Ben 

Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, / 
Unhousel d, disappointed, unanel'd ; No 
reckoning made, but sent to my account / 
With all my imperfections on my head. 
Ham., i. 5. 

Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus, 
with thy hand. Buddha. 

Cutting honest throats by whispers. Scott. 

Cut your coat according to your cloth. Pr. 


20 Daar niets goeds in is, gaat niets goeds uit — 

Where no good is in, no good comes out. Hut. 

Daar t een mensch wee doet, daar heeft hij 

de hand — A man lays his hand where he feels 

t lie pain. Du!. Pr. 
Daar twee kijven hebben ze beiden schuld — 

When tw.) quarrel both are to blame. Vul. Pr. 
Daar zijn meer dieven als er opgehangen 

worden — There are more- thieve-, than are hanged. 

Did. Pr. 
Dabit Deus his quoque finem-God will put an 

end t:> these calamities also. Virg. 
25 Da capo — From the beginning //. 

D accord — Agreed ; in tune. Fr. 

Da chi mi fido, Guardi mi Dio. Da chi non mi 
fido, / Mi guardero io — From him I trust may 
God keep me ; from him I do not trust I will 
keep myself. It. Pr. 

Dachtet ihr, der Lowe schliefe, weil er nicht 
briillte ? — Did you think the lion was sleeping 
because it did not roar? Schiller. 

Da die Gdtter menschlicher noch waren, / 
Waren Menschen gbttlicher — When the gods 
were more human, men were more divine. 

Dadivas quebrantanpenas — Gifts dissolve rocks. 30 
Sp. Fr. 

Da du Welt nicht kannst entsagen, ' Erobre 
dir sie mit Gewalt — Where thou canst not re- 
nounce the world, subdue it under thee by force. 

Dafiir bin ich ein Mann dass sich aushalte in 
dem was ich begonnen, dass ich einstehe 
mit Leib und Leben fur das Trachten meines 
Geistes — For this end am I a man, that I should 
persevere steadfastly in what I have began, and 
answer with my life for the aspiration of my 
spirit. Laube. 

Daily life is more instructive than the most 
effective book. Goethe. 

Sa'iros «"t'<TTjs— An equal diet. Horn. 

Aa.Kpv'' addupva — Tearless tears. Eurip. 35 

Dal detto al fatto v'e un gran tratto— From 
saying to doing is a long stride. //. Pr. 

Da locum melioribus — Make way for your betters. 

Dame donde me asiente, que yo me hare donde 
me acueste — Give where I may sit down, and 
I will make where I may lie down. Sp. Pr. 

Dames queteuses — Ladies who collect for the 
poor. Fr. 

Dammerung ist Menschenlos in jeder Be- 40 
ziehung — Twilight (of dawn) is the lot of man 
in every relation. Feuchti -rsleben. 

Damna minus consueta movent — Fosses we are 
accustomed to, affect us little. Juv. 

Damnant quod non intelligunt — They condemn 
what they do not understand. Quiiiet. 

Damn'd neuters, in their middle way of steer- 
ing, Are neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red- 
herring. Drydcu. 

Damnosa haereditas — An inheritance whic h en- 
tails loss. /.. 

Damnosa quid non imminuit dies ? — What is 45 
there that corroding time does not impair? 

Damnum absque injuria— Loss without injustice. 

Damnum appellandum est cum mala fama 
lucrum— Gain at the expense of credit mn^t be 
set down as loss. Pr. 

Damn with faint praise, assent with civil 
leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest 
to sneer. Willing to wound, and yet afraid 
to strike ; / Just hint a fault, and hesitate 
dislike. Pope. 

Danari fanno danari — Money breeds money. 
//. Pr. 

Dance attendance on their lordships' pleasure. 50 
Hen. III/., v. 2. 

Dan Chaucer, well of English undefiled, ' On 
Fame's eternal bead-roll worthy to be filed. 


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Dandies, when first-rate, are generally very 
agreeable men. Buhver Lytton. 

Danger for danger's sake is senseless. Victor 

Danger is the very basis of superstition. It 
produces a searching after help supernatu- 
rally when human means are no longer sup- 
posed to be available. B. R. Haydon. 

Danger levels man and brute, / And all are 
fellows in their need. Byron. 
5 Danger past, God forgotten. Pr. 

Dannosa e il dono che toglie la liberta— In- 
jurious is the gift that takes away our liberty. 
It. Pr. 

Dans l'adversite de nos meilleurs amis, nous 
trouvons toujours quelque chose qui ne nous 
deplait pas — In the misfortune of our best 
friends we find always something which does 
not displease us. La Roche. 

Dans la morale, comme l'art, dire n'est rien, 
faire est tout — In morals as in art, talking is 
nothing, doing is all. Rcnan. 

Dans l'art d'interesser consiste l'art d'ecrire— 
The art of writing consists in the art of interest- 
ing. Fr. 
10 Dans le nombre de quarante ne fait-il pas un 
zero ? — In the number forty is there not bound to 
be a cipher '! Fr. 

Dans les conseils d'un etat, il ne faut pas tant 
regarder ce qu'on doit faire, que ce qu'on 
peut faire — In the councils of a state, the ques- 
tion is not so much what ought to be done, as 
what can be done. Fr. 

Dante was very bad company, and was never 
invited to dinner. Emerson. 

Dante, who loved well because he hated, / 
Hated wickedness that hinders loving. 

Dantur opes nulli nunc nisi divitibus — Wealth 
now-a-days goes all to the rich. Mart. 
15 Dapes inemptae — Dainties unbought, i.e., home 
produce. Hor. 

Dapibus supremi / Grata testudq Jovis — The 
shell (lyre) a welcome accompaniment at the 
banquets of sovereign Jove. Hor. 

Dare pondus idonea fumo — Fit only to give im- 
portance to trifles (lit. give weight to smoke). 

Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie ; / A 
fault which needs it most, grows two thereby. 
George Herbert. 

Daring nonsense seldom fails to hit, / Like 
scattered shot, and pass with some for wit. 
20 Darkness visible. Milton. 

Darkness which may be felt. Bible. 

Dark night, that from the eye his function 
takes, / The ear more quick of apprehension 
makes. Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. 

Dark with excessive bright. Milton. 

Das Alte stiirzt, es andert sich die Zeit, / Und 
neues Leben bluht aus den Ruinen— The old 
falls, the time changes, and new life blossoms 
out of the ruins. Schiller. 
25 Das Alter der gottlichen Phantasie / Es 
ist verschwunden, es kehret nie — The age 
of divine fantasy is gone, never to return. 

Das Alter wagt, die Jugend wagt— Age con- 
siders, youth ventures. Raupach. 

Das arme Herz, hienieden / Von manchem 
Sturm bewegt, / Erlangt den wahren Frie- 
den, / Nur, wo es nicht mehr schlagt— The 
poor heart, agitated on earth by many a storm, 
attains true peace only when it ceases to beat. 

Das Auge des Herrn schafft mehr als seine 
beiden Hande — The master's eye does more than 
both his hands. Get: Pr. 

Das begreife ein andrer als ich ! — Let another 
try to understand that ; I cannot. A. Lortzing. 

Das Beste, was wir von der Geschichte haben, 30 
ist der Enthusiasmus, den sie erregt — The 
best benefit we derive from history is the en- 
thusiasm which it excites. Goethe. 

Das Edle zu erkennen ist Gewinnst / Der 
nimmer uns entrissen werden kann — The 
ability to appreciate what is noble is a gain 
which no one can ever take from us. Goethe. 

Das einfach Schdne soil der Kenner schatzen ; / 
Verziertes aber spricht der Menge zu — The 
connoisseur of art must be able to appreciate what 
is simply beautiful, but the common run of people 
are satisfied with ornament. Goethe. 

Das Erste und Letzte, was vom Genie gefordert 
wird, ist Wahrheitsliebe — The first and last 
thing which is required of genius is love of truth. 

Das Geeinte zu entzweien, das Entzweite zu 
einigen, ist das Leben der Natur— Dividing 
the united, uniting the divided, is the life of 
Nature. Goethe. 

Das Geheimniss ist fur die Gliicklichen— 35 
Mystery is for the favoured of fortune. Schiller. 

Das Genie erfindet, der Witz findet bloss — 
Genius invents, wit merely finds, ll'eber. 

Das Gesetz ist der Freund des Schwachen — 
Law is the protector of the weak. Schiller. 

Das Gesetz nur kann uns Freiheit geben — 
Only law can give us fieedom. Goethe. 

Das Gewebe dieser Welt ist aus Nothwen- 
digkeit und Zufall gebildet ; die Vernunft 
des Menschen stellt sich zwischen beide, 
und weiss sie zu beherrschen — The web of this 
world is woven out of necessity and contingency ; 
the reason of man places itself between the two, 
and knows how to control them. Goethe. 

Das glaub' ich — That is exactly my opinion. 40 
Ger. Pr. 

Das Gliick deiner Tage / Wage nicht mit 
der Goldwage. / Wirst du die Kramerwage 
nehmen, / So wirst du dich schamen und dich 
bequemen — Weigh not the happiness of thy days 
with goldsmith's scales. Shouldst thou take the 
merchant's, thou shalt feel ashamed and adapt 
thyself. Goethe. 

Das Gliick giebt Vielen zu viel, aber Keinem 
genug — Fortune gives to many loo much, but 
to no one enough. Ger. Pr. 

Das glucklichste Wort es wird verhohnt, / 
Wenn der Horer ein Schiefohr ist — The hap- 
piest word is scorned, if the hearer has a twisted 
ear. Goethe. 

Das grosse unzerstdrbare Wunder ist der 
Menschenglaube an Wunder — The great inde- 
structible miracle is man's faith in miracle. Jean 

Das Grdsste, was dem Menschen begegnen 45 
kann, ist es wohl, in der eigenen Sache die 
allgemeine zu vertheitigen — The noblest func- 
tion, I should say, that can fall to man is to 
vindicate all men's interests in vindicating his 
own. Ranke. 


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Das hat die Freude mit dem Schmerz gemein. / 
Dass sie die Menschen der Vernunft beraubt 
— Joy has this in common with pain, that it 
bereaves man of reason. Platen. 

Das Heiligste, die Pflicht, ist leider das, 
was wir am oftersten in uns bekampfen und 
meistens wider Willen thun — Duty, alas ! 
which is the most sacred instinct in our nature, 
is that which we most frequently struggle with 
in ourselves, and generally do against our will. 
R. Gutzkow. 

Das Herz gleicht dem Miihlsteine der Mehl 
gibt, wenn man Korn aufshiittet, aber sich 
selbst zerreibt, wenn man es unterlasst — The 
heart is like a millstone, which yields meal if 
you supply it with grain, but frets itself away if 
you neglect to do so. Weber. 

Das Herz und nicht die Meinung ehrt den 
Mann — It is his heart, and not his opinion, that 
is an honour to a man. Schiller. 
6 Das hdchste Gliick ist das, welches unsere 
Mangel verbessert und unsere Fehler aus- 
gleicht — The best fortune that can fall to a man 
is that which corrects his defects and makes up 
for his failings. Goethe. 

Das Hohngelachter der Holle — The scoffing 
laughter of Hell. Lessing. 

Das Ideal in der Kunst, Grdsse in Ruhe dar- 
zustellen, sei das Ideal auf dem Throne- 
Let the ideal in art, the representation of 
majesty in repose, be the ideal on the throne. 
Jean Paul. 

Das ist die wahre Liebe, die immer und immer 
sich gleich bleibt, / Wenn man ihr alles 
gewahrt, wenn man ihr alles versagt — That 
is true love which is ever the same (lit. equal 
to itself), whether everything is conceded to it 
or everything denied. Goethe. 

Das Jahrhundert / Ist meinem Ideal nicht 
reif. Ich lebe / Ein Biirge derer, welche 
kommen werden — The century is not ripe for 
my ideal ; I live as an earnest of those that are 
to come. Schiller. 
10 Das Kind mit dem Bade verschiitten — To throw 
away the child with the bath, i.e., the good with 
the bad. Ger. Pr. 

Das Kleine in einen grossen Sinne behandeln, 
ist Hoheit des Geistes ; das Kleine fiir gross 
und wichtig halten, ist Pedantismus — To 
treat the little in a large sense is elevation of 
spirit ; to treat the little as great and important 
is pedantry. Fcuchersleben. 

Das Leben diinkt ein ew'ger Friihling mir— 
Life seems to me an eternal spring. Lortzing. 

Das Leben eines Staates ist, wie ein Strom, in 
fortgehender Bewegung ; wenn der Strom 
steht, so wird er Eis oder Sumpf — The life of 
a state, like a stream, lies in its onward movement ; 
if the stream stagnates, it is because it is frozen or 
a marsh. J. v. Miiller. 

Das Leben gehort den Lebendigen an, und wer 
lebt, muss auf Wechsel gefasst sein — Life 
belongs to the living, and he who lives must be 
prepared for changes. Goethe. 
15 Das Leben heisst Streben — Life is a striving. 
Ger. Pr. 

Das Leben ist die Liebe / Und des Lebens 
Leben Geist — Life is love, and the life of life, 
spirit. Goethe. 
Das Leben ist nur ein Moment, der Tod ist 
auch nur einer -Life is but a moment, death 
aLo is but another. Schiller, 

Das Leben lehrt uns, weniger mit uns / Und 
andern strenge ^ ein— Life teaches us to be less 
severe both with ourselves and others. Goethe. 

Das Nachste das Liebste — The nearest is the 
dearest. Ger. Pr. 

Das Nachste steht oft unergreif bar fern — What 20 
is nearest is often unattainably far off. Goethe. 

Da spatium tenuemque moram ; male cuncta 
ministrat / Impetus — Allow time and slight 
delay ; haste and violence ruin everything. Stat. 

Das Publikum, das ist ein Mann / Der alles 
weiss und gar nichts kann — The public is a 
personage who knows everything and can do 
nothing. L. Roberts. 

Das Recht hat eine wachserne Nase — Justice 
has a nose of wax. Ger. Pr. 

Das Reich der Dichtung ist das Reich der 
Wahrheit Schliesst auf das Heiligthum, es 
werde Licht — The kingdom of poetry is the 
kingdom of truth ; open the sanctuary and there 
is light. A. v. Chamisso. 

Das Schicksal ist ein vornehmer aber theurer 25 
Hofmeister — Fate is a distinguished but expen- 
sive pedagogue. Goethe. 

Das schonste Gliick des denkenden Menschen 
ist, das Erforschliche erforschtzuhaben, und 
das Unerforschliche ruhig zu verehren — The 
fairest fortune that can fall to a thinking man 
is to have searched out the searchable, and rest- 
fully to adore the unsearchable. Goethe. 

Das schwere Herz wird nicht durch Worte 
leicht — Words bring no relief to a saddened 
heart. Schiller. 

Das Schwerste in alien Werken der Kunst ist 
dass dasjenige, was sehr ausgearbeitet wor- 
den, nicht ausgearbeitet scheine— The most 
difficult thing in all works of art is to make that 
which has been most highly elaborated appear 
as if it had not been elaborated at all. Winkel- 

Das Siegel der Wahrheit ist Einfachheit — 
The seal of truth is simplicity. Boerhave. 

Das sind die Weisen, / Die durch Irrtum zur 30 
Wahrheit reisen ; Die bei dem Irrtum 
verharren, / Das sind die Narren — Those are 
wise who through error press on to truth ; those are 
fools who hold fast by error. RUckert, 

Das Sprichwort sagt : Ein eigner Herd, / Ein 
braves Weib sind Gold und Perlen wert — 
A proverb says : A hearth of one's own and a 
good wife are worth gold and pearls. Goethe. 

Das Talent arbeitet, das Genie schafft — Talent 
works, genius creates. Schumann. 

Das Ungliick kann die Weisheit nicht, Doch 
Weisheit kann das Ungliick tragen — Mis- 
fortune cannot endure wisdom, but wisdom can 
endure misfortune. Bodenstedt. 

Das Universum ist ein Gedanke Gottes— The 
universe is a thought of God. Schiller. 

Das Unvermeidliche mit Wiirde trage— Bear 35 
the inevitable with dignity. Streckfuss. 

Das Vaterland der Gedanken ist das Herz ; an 
dieser Quelle muss schopfen, wer frisch 
trinken will — The native soil of our thoughts 

is the heart; whoso will have his fresh must 

draw from this spring. Bffrne. 

Das Verhangte muss geschehen, / Das 
Gefiirchte muss nahn — The fated must hap- 
pen : the feared must draw near. .'. '. 

Das Volk ist frei ; seht an, wie wohl's ihm geht ! 
— The people are free, and see how well they 

enjoy it. Jfcfhisto, in "Faust," 


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Das Volk schatzt Starke vor allem — -The people 
rate strength before everything. Goethe. 

Das Vortreffliche it unergriindlich, man mag 
damit anfangen was man will — What is ex- 
cellent cannot be fathomed, probe it as and where 
we will. Goethe. 

Das Wahre ist gottahnlich ; es erscheint nicht 
unmittelbar, wir miissen es aus seinen Mani- 
festationen errathen — Truth is like God ; it 
reveals itself not directly ; we must divine it out 
of its manifestations. Goethe. 

Das Warum wird offenbar, / Warm die Toten 
aufersteh'n — We shall know the wherefore when 
the dead rise again. Milliner. 
5 Das was mir wichtig scheint, haltst du fur 
Kleinigkeiten ; / Das was mich argert hat 
bei dir nichts zu bedeuten — What is to me 
important you regard as a trifle, and what puts 
me out has with you no significance. Goethe. 

Das Weib sieht tief, der Mann sieht weit. 
Dem Manne ist die Welt das Herz, dem 
Weibe ist das Herz die Welt — The woman's 
vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching. 
With the man the world is his heart, with the 
woman her heart is her world. Grabbe. 

Das Wenige verschwindet leicht dem Blick, / 
Der vorwarts sieht, wie viel noch iibrig bleibt 
— The little (achieved) is soon forgotten by him 
who looks before him and sees how much still 
remains to be done. Goethe. 

Das Werk lobt den Meister — The work praises 
the artist. Ger. Pr. 

Das Wort ist frei, die That ist stumm, der 
Gehorsam blind — The word is free, action 
dumb, obedience blind. Schiller. 
10 Das Wunder ist des Glaubens liebstes Kind- 
Miracle is the pet child of faith. Goethe. 

Data fata secutus — Following what is decreed 
by fate. M. 

Dat Deus immiti cornua curta bovi — God gives 
the vicious ox short horns. Pr, 

Da tempo al tempo — Give time to time. It. 

Date obolum Belisario — Give a mite to Belisa- 
rius ! 
L5 Dat Galenus opes, dat Justinianus honores / 
Sed Moses sacco cogitur ire pedes — Galen 
gives wealth, Justinian honours, but Moses must 
go afoot with a beggar's wallet. 

Dat inania verba, / Dat sine mente sonum — 
He utters empty words ; he utters sound without 
meaning. Virg". 

Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas — 
He pardons the ravens, but visits with censure 
the doves. Juv. 

Daub yourself with honey, and you'll be covered 
with flies. Pr. 

Dauer im Wechsel — Persistence in change. 
20 Da veniam lacrymis — Forgive these tears. 

Da ventura a tu hijo, y echa lo en el mar — 
Give your son luck and then throw him into the 
sea. Sp. Pr. 

Davus sum, non CEdipus — I am a plain man, and 
no CEdipus (who solved the riddle of the Sphinx). 

Dawted dochters mak' dawly wives, i.e., petted 
daughters make slovenly wives. Sc. Pr. 

Day follows the murkiest night ; and when 
the time comes, the latest fruits also ripen. 

Day is driven on by day, and the new moons 25 

hasten to their wane. Si>iart,from Hor. 
Daylight will come, though the cock does not 

crow. Dan. Pr. 
Days should speak, and multitude of years 

should teach wisdom. Bible. 
De adel der ziel is meer waardig dan de adel 

des geslachts — Nobility of soul is more honour- 
able than nobility by birth. Dut. Pr. 
Dead men open living men's eyes. Sp. Pr. 
Dead scandals form good subjects for dissec- 30 

tion. Byron. 
De alieno largitor, et sui restrictor— Lavish of 

what is another's, tenacious of his own. Cic. 
Deal mildly with his youth ; / For young hot 

colts, being raged, do rage the more. Rich. 

//., ii. i. 
Deal so plainly with man and woman as to 

constrain the utmost sincerity and destroy 

all hope of trifling with you. Emerson. 
Dear is cheap, and cheap is dear. Port. Pr. 
Dear son of memory, great heir of fame. 35 

Milton on Shakespeare. 
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. 

Death-bed repentance is sowing seed at Mar- 
tinmas. Gael. Pr. 
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle 

stands in the grave. Bp. Hall. 
Death but supplies the oil for the inextinguish- 
able lamp of life. Coleridge. 
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us 40 

all equal when it comes. Donne. 
Death finds us 'mid our playthings — snatches 

us, / As a cross nurse might do a wayward 

child, / From all our toys and baubles. Old 

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and im- 
mortality. Jean Paul. 
Death is a black camel that kneels at every 

man's door. Turk. Pr. 
Death is a commingling of eternity with time ; 

in the death of a good man eternity is seen 

looking through time. Goethe. 
Death is a fearful thing. Meets, for Mens., 45 

iii. i. 
Death is a friend of ours, and he who is not 

ready to entertain him is not at home. 

Death is but another phasis of life, which also 

is awful, fearful, and wonderful, reaching to 

heaven and hell. Carlyle. 
Death is but a word to us. Our own experience 

alone can teach us the real meaning of the 

word. W. v. Humboldt. 
Death is but what the haughty brave, / The 

weak must bear, the wretch must crave. 

Death is sure / To those that stay and those 50 

that roam. Tennyson. 
Death is the only physician, the shadow of his 

valley the only journeying that will cure us 

of age and the gathering fatigue of years. 

George Eliot. 
Death is the quiet haven of us all. Words- 

Death is the tyrant of the imagination. Barry 

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, 

and the end of all. Sen. 


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Death joins us to the great majority ; / 'Tis to 

be borne to Platos and to Caesars ; / 'Tis to 

be great for ever ; / 'Tis pleasure, 'tis ambi- 
tion, then, to die. Young. 
Death lays his icy hand on kings. Shirley. 
Death levels all distinctions. 
0. Death lies on her, like an untimely frost, / Upon 

the sweetest flower of all the field. Rom. and 

Jul., iv. 5. 
5 Death may expiate faults, but it does not 

repair them. Napoleon. 
Death opens the gate of fame, and shuts the 

gate of envy after it. Sterne, after Bacon. 
Death pays all debts. Pr. 

Death puts an end to all rivalship and com- 
petition. The dead can boast no advantage 

over us, nor can we triumph over them. 

Death rides in every passing breeze, / He lurks 

in every flower. Heber. 
10 Death's but a path that must be trod, / If 

man would ever pass to God. Parnell. 
Death shuns the wretch who fain the blow 

would meet. Byron. 
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men 

weep, / And yet a third of life is passed in 

sleep. Byron. 
Death stands behind the young man's back, 

before the old man's face. T. Adams- 
Death treads in pleasure's footsteps round the 

world. i 'oung. 
15 Death will have his day. Rich. II., iii. 2. 
De auditu — By hearsay. 
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine ; 

the former angular, the latter circular and 

radiant of the underlying unity. A. B. 

A Icott. 
De beste zaak heeft nog een goed' advocaat 

noodig — The best cause has need of a good 

pleader. Dut. Pr. 
Debetis velle quae velimus — You ought to wish 

as we wish. Plaut. 
20 De bonne grace— With good grace ; willingly. 

De bonne lutte— By fair means. F>: 
De bon vouloir servir le roy— To serve the king 

with good-will. JII 
Debt is the worst kind of poverty. Pr. 
Debt is to a man what the serpent is to the 

bird ; its eye fascinates, its breath poisons, 

its coil crushes both sinew and bone ; its jaw 

is the pitiless grave. Buhver Lytton. 
85 Debts make the cheeks black. Arab. Pr. 
De calceo sollicitus, at pedem nihil curans — 

Anxious about the shoe, but careless about the 

foot. L. Pr. 
Deceit and falsehood, whatever conveniences 

they may for a time promise or produce, are, 

in the sum of life, obstacles to happiness. 

Deceit is a game played only by small minds. 

( 'orncillc. 
Decency is the least of all laws, yet it is the 

one which is the most strictly observed. La 

30 Deceptio visus— Optical illusion. 

Decet affectus animi neque se nimium erigere 

nee subjicere serviliter We ought to allow 

the affections of the mind to be neither too much 

elated nor abjectly depressed. Cic. 

Decet imperatorem stantem mori — An emperor 
ought to die at his post {lit. standing). Ves- 

Decet patriam nobis cariorem esse quam nos- 
metipsos — Our country ought to be dearer to 
us than ourselves. Cic. 

Decet verecundum esse adolescentem— It be- 
comes a young man to be modest. Plaut. 

Decies repetita placebit — Ten times repeated, it 35 
will still please. Nor. 

Decipimur specie recti — We are deceived by the 
semblance of rectitude. Nor. 

Decipit / Frons prima multos — First appearances 
deceive many. 

Decision and perseverance are the noblest 
qualities of man. Goethe. 

Declaring the end from the beginning, and 
from the ancient times the things that are not 
yet done. Bible. 

Decori decus addit avito— He adds honour to 40 
the honour of his ancestors. M. 

Decorum ab honesto non potest separari — Pro- 
priety cannot be sundered from what is honour- 
able. Cic. 

De court plaisir, long repentir— A short pleasure, 
a long penance. Fr. 

Decrevi— I have decreed. JII. 

Decus et tutamen — An honour and defence. 

Dedecetphilosophum abjicere animum— It does 45 
not beseem a philosopher to be dejected. Cic. 

De die in diem — From day to day. 

Dedimus potestatem— We have given power. L. 

Dediscit animus sero quod didicit diu — The 
mind is slow in unlearning what it has been long 
learning. Sen. 

Deeds survive the doers. Horace Mann. 

Deep calleth unto deep. Bible. 50 

Deep insight will always, like Nature, ultimate 
its thought in a thing. Emerson. 

Deep in the frozen regions of the north, / A 
goddess violated brought thee forth, / Im- 
mortal liberty. Smollett. 

Deep on his front engraven / Deliberation sat, 
and public care. Milton. 

Deep subtle wits, / In truth, are master spirits 
in the world. Joanna Baillie. 

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep 55 
silence. A {fieri. 

Deep vers'd in books, and shallow in himself. 

De ezels dragen de haver, en de paarden eten 
die — Asses fetch the oats and horses eat them. 
Dut. Pr. 

De facto— In point of fact. 

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows 
strong. Ward Beecker. 

Defeat is nothing but education, nothing but 60 
the first step to something better. Wendell 

Defect in manners is usually the defect of fine 
perception. Emerson. 

Defectio virium adolescentipe vitiis efficitur 
sacpius quam senectutis Loss of strength is 
more frequently due to the faults of youth than 
of old age. Cic. 

Defendit numerus junctaeque umbone pha- 
langes— Their numbers protect* them and their 
compact array. J uv. 


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Defend me, common sense, say I, From reve- 
ries so airy, from the toil / Of dropping 
buckets into empty wells, / And growing- 
old with drawing nothing up. C<nupcr. 

Defend me from my friends ; I can defend my- 
self from my enemies. Marechal ! '{liars. 

Deference is the most complicate, the most 
indirect, and the most elegant of all compli- 
ments. Shcnstoue. 

Defer no time ; Delays have dangerous ends, 
i Henry J' I., iii. 2. 

Defer not the least virtue ; life's poor span / 
Make not an ell, by trifling in thy woe. ; If 
thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains ; / If 
well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains. 
George Herbert. 

Defer not till to-morrow to be wise, / To- 
morrow's sun to thee may never rise. Coa- 

Deficiunt vires — Ability is wanting. 

Defienda me Dios de my — God defend me from 
myself. SJ>. Pr. 

Definition of words has been commonly called 
a mere exercise of grammarians ; but when 
we come to consider the innumerable evils 
men have inflicted on each other from mis- 
taking the meaning of words, the exercise of 
definition certainly begins to assume rather a 
more dignified aspect. Sydney Smith. 

Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time 
Into this breathing world, scarce half made 
up, And that so lamely and unfashionable, 
That dogs bark at me as I halt by them. 
Rich. III., i. 1. 

Deformity is daring : it is its essence to over- 
take mankind by heart and soul, and make 
itself the equal, ay, the superior of the rest. 

De fumo in flammam— Out of the frying-pan into 
the fire. Pr. 

Degage — Free and unrestrained. Pr. 

De gaiete de cceur — In gaiety of heart ; sportively ; 
wantonly. Pr. 

Degeneres animos timor arguit — Fear is proof 
of a low-born soul. / 'irg. 

Degli uomini si puo dire questo generalmente 
che sieno ingrate, volubili simulatori, fuggi- 
tori pericoli, cupidi di guadagno — Of mankind 
we may say in general that they are ungrateful, 
fickle, hypocritical, intent on a whole skin and 
greedy of gain. Machiavelli. 

Degrees infinite of lustre there must always 
be, but the weakest among us has a gift, 
however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar 
to him, and which, worthily used, will be a 
gift also to his race for ever. Rusl-in. 

De gustibus non disputandum — There is no dis- 
puting about tastes. 

De hambre a nadie vi morir, de mucho comer a 
cien mil — I never saw a man die of hunger, but 
thousands die of overfeeding. Sf>. Pr. 

De haute lutte — By main force. Pr. 

De hoc multi multa, omnes aliquid, nemo satis 
— Of this many have said many things, all some- 
thing, no one enough. 

Dei gratia — By the grace of God. 

Dei jussu non unquam credita Teneris — Fated 
she (i.e., Cassandra) never to be believed by her 
Trojan countrymen. lirg. 

Deil stick pride, for my dog deed o'd. Sc. 

Deil tak' the hin'most I on they drive, ,' Till 25 
a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve Are bent 
like drums, / And auld guid man maist like 
to rive / " Bethankit" hums. Burns. 

Dein Auge kann die Welt triib' oder hell dir 
machen ; / Wie du sie ansiehst, wird sie weinen 
oder lachen — Thy eye can make the world dark 
or bright for thee ; as thou look'st on it, it will 
weep or laugh. Riickert. 

De industria — Purposely. 

De integro — Over again ; anew. 

Ae? (pepetv to. twi> Sew-We must bear what the 
gods lay on us. 

Dei plena sunt omnia — All things are full of God. 30 

Dejeuner a. la fourchette — A meat breakfast. 

De jure — By right. 

De kleine dieven hangt men, de groote laat 
men loopen — We hang little thieves and let 
great ones off. Did. Pr. 

Del agua mansa me libre Dios ; que de la recia 
me guardare yo — From smooth water God 
guard me ; from rough, I can guard myself. 
S/.. Pr. 

De lana caprina — About goat's wool, i.e., a worth- 35 
less matter. 

Delay has always been injurious to those who 
are ready. Lucnn. 

Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow. /. 

Delay of justice is injustice. Landor. 

Delectando pariterque monendo — By pleasing 
as well as instructing. Hor. 

Delenda est Carthago — Carthage must be de- 40 
stroyed. Cato Major. 

Del giudizio, ognun ne vende — Of judgment 
every one has some to sell. It. Pr. 

Deliberando saepe perit occasio — An opportunity 
is often lost through deliberation. Pub. Syr. 

Deliberandum est diu quod statuendum est 
semel — We must take time for deliberation, 
where we have to determine once for all. Pub. 

Deliberate treachery entails punishment upon 
the traitor. Junius. 

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision ; 45 
and yield with graciousness or oppose with 
firmness. Colton. 

Deliberat Roma, perit Saguntum — While Rome 
deliberates, Saguntum perishes. Pr. 

Delicacy is to the affections what grace is to 
the beauty. Degerando. 

Delicacy of taste has the same effect as deli- 
cacy of passion ; it enlarges the sphere both 
of our happiness and misery, and makes us 
sensible to pain as well as pleasures, which 
escape the rest of mankind. Hume. 

Delicise illepidae atque inelegantes — Unman- 
nerly and inelegant pleasures. Catull. 

Deligas tantum quern diligas — Choose only him 50 
whom you love. 

Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, ' 
To teach the young idea how to shoot. 

Deliramenta doctrinae — The crazy absurdities of 
learned men. L. 

Delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi — Whatsoever 
devilry kings do. the Greeks must pay the piper. 


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Deliriums are dreams not rounded with a sleep. 
Jean Paul. 

Deliverer, God hath appointed thee to free 
the oppressed and crush the oppressor. 

Dell' albero non si giudica dalla scorza — You 
can't judge of a tree by its bark. It. Pr. 

De loin c'est quelque chose, et de pres ce n'est 
rien — At a distance it is something, at hand 
nothing. La Fontaine. 
5 Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum— 
He paints a porpoise in the woods, a boar amidst 
the waves. Hor. 

De lunatico inquirendo— To inquire into a man's 
state of mind. 

Delusion and weakness produce not one mis- 
chief the less because they are universal. 

Delusion may triumph, but the triumphs of 
delusion are but for a day. Macaulay. 

Delusions are as necessary to our happiness 
as realities. Bovee. 
10 Delusive ideas are the motives of the greatest 
part of mankind, and a heated imagination 
the power by which their actions are incited. 
The world in the eye of a philosopher may 
be said to be a large madhouse. Mackenzie. 

Del vero s'adira l'uomo— It is the truth that 
irritates a man. It. Pr. 

De mal en pis — From bad to worse. Fr. 

De male quaesitis vix gaudet tertius haeres-- 
A third heir seldom enjoys what is dishonestly 
acquired. Juv. 

Demean thyself more warily in thy study than 
in the street. If thy public actions have a 
hundred witnesses, thy private have a thou- 
sand. Quarles. 
15 De medietate linguae — Of a moiety of languages, 
i.e., foreign jurymen. F. 

Dem Esel traumet von Disteln — When the ass 
dreams, it is of thistles. Ger. Pr. 

Dem Gliicklichen schlagt keine Stunde — When 
a man is happy he does not hear the clock strike. 
Ger. Pr. 

Dem harten Muss bequemt sich Will' und 
Grille — To hard necessity one's will and fancy 
(must) conform. Goethe. 

Dem Herlichsten, was auch der Geist emp- 
fangen, drangt Stoff sich an — Matter presses 
heavily on the noblest efforts of the spirit. Goethe, 
in "Faust." 
20 Dem Hunde, wenn er gut gezogen / Wird 
selbst ein weiser Mann gewogen — Even a 
wise man will attach himself to the dog when he 
is well bred. Goethe. 

De minimis non curat lex— The law takes no 
notice of trifles. L. 

Dem Menschen ist / Ein Mensch noch immer 
lieber als ein Engel — A man is ever dearer to 
man than an angel. Lessitig. 

Democracies are prone to war, and war con- 
sumes them. //■'. //. Seward. 

Democracy has done a wrong to everything 
that is not first-rate. A unci. 
25 Democracy is always the work of kings. 
Ashes, which in themselves are sterile, fer- 
tilise the land they are cast upon. Landor. 

Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-can- 
celling business, and gives in the long-run 
a net result of zero. Carlyie. 

Democracy is the healthful life-blood which 
circulates through the veins and arteries, 
which supports the system, but which ought 
never to appear externally, and as the 
mere blood itself. Coleridge. 

Democracy is the most powerful solvent of 
military organisation. The latter is founded 
on discipline ; the former on the negation of 
discipline. Renan. 

De monte alto — From a lofty mountain. M. 

De mortuis nil nisi bonum (or bene) — Let nothing 31 
be said of the dead but what is favourable. 

De motu proprio — From the suggestion of one's 
own mind ; spontaneously. 

Dem thatigen Menschen kommt es darauf an, 
dass er das Rechte thue ; ob das Rechte 
geschehe, soil ihn nicht kiimmern — With the 
man of action the chief concern is that he do 
the right thing ; the success of that ought not to 
trouble him. Goethe. 

Den Bosen sind sie los ; die Bosen sind ge- 
blieben — They are rid of the Wicked One, (but) 
the wicked are still there. Goethe. 

De nihilo nihil, in nihilnm nil posse reverti— 
From nothing is nothing, and nothing can be 
reduced to nothing. 

Denique non omnes eadem mirantur amantque3 
— All men do not admire and love the same tilings. 

Den Irrthum zu bekennen, schiindet nicht — ■ 
It is no disgrace to acknowledge an error. R. 

Denken und Thun, Thun und Denken, das ist 
die Summe aller Weisheit von jeher aner- 
kannt, von jeher geiibt, nicht eingesehen 
von einem jeden — To think and act, to act and 
think, this is the sum of all the wisdom that has 
from the first been acknowledged and practised, 
though not understood by every one, i.e., (as 
added) the one must continually act and react 
on the other, like exhaling and inhaling, must 
correspond as question and answer. Goethe. 

Denke nur niemand, dass man auf ihn als den 
Heiland gewartet habe — Let no one imagine 
that he is the man the world has been waiting for 
as its deliverer. Goethe. 

Den leeren Schlauch blast der Wind auf, Den 
leeren Kopf der Dunkel --The empty bag is 
Mown un with wind, the empty head with self- 
conceit. Claudius. 

Den Mantel nach dem Winde kehren — To trim* 
■ >ne's sails (///. to turn one's cloak) to the wind. 
Ger. Pr. 

Den Menschen Liebe, den Gottern Ehrfurcht 
— To men, affection ; to gods, reverence. Grill- 
far zer. 

Denn geschwatzig sind die Zeiten, / Und sie 
sind auch wieder stumm— For the times are 
babbly, and then again the times are dumb. 

De non apparentibus, et non existentibus, 

eadem est ratio -Things which d I appeal 

are to be treated as the same ;is those which do 
nol exist. Coke. 

De novo Anew. 

Den Profit som kom seent, er bedre end aldeles 41 
ingen The pn 'tit « hii h comes late is better than 
none at all. F. II. Vessel. 

Den rechten Weg wirst nie vermissen, / 
Handle nur nach Gefiihl und Gewissen — 
Wilt thou never miss the i i^ 1 1 1 way, thou hast 
only to act according to thy feeling and con- 
science. Gattht, 


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Den schlecten Mann muss man verachten ' 
Der nie bedacht was er vollbringt — We 
must spurn him as a worthless man who never 
applies his brains to what he is working at. 

Dens theonina — A calumniating disposition {lit. 

Deo adjuvante non timendum — God assisting, 
there is nothing to be feared. 

Deoch an doris — The parting cup. Gael. 

Deo dante nil nocet invidia, et non dante, nil 
proficit labor — When God gives, envy injures 
us not ; when He does not give, labour avails 

Deo date — Give unto God. M. 

Deo duce, ferro comitante — God my guide, my 
sword my companion. 31. 

Deo duce, fortuna comitante — God for guide, 
fortune for companion. 31. 

Deo ducente — God guiding. 31. 

Deo favente — With God's favour. 

Deo fidelis et regi — -Faithful to God and the 
king. 31. 

Deo gratias — Thanks to God. 

Deo honor et gloria— To God the honour and 
glory. 31. 

Deo ignoto — To the unknown God. 

Deo juvante — With God's help. 

De omnibus rebus, et quibusdam aliis — About 
everything, and certain things else. 

De omni re scibile et quibusdam aliis — On 
everything knowable and some other matters. 

Deo, non fortuna — From God, not fortune. 31. 

Deo, optimo maximo — To God, the best and 
greatest. 31. 

Deo, patriae, amicis — For God, country, and 
friends. 31. 

Deo, regi, patriae — To God, king, and country. 

Deo, regi, vicino — For God, king, and our neigh- 
bour. 31. 

Deo, reipublicae, amicis — To God, the state, and 
friends. M. 

Deorum cibus est — A feast fit for the gods. 

De oui et non vient toute question — All disputa- 
tion comes out of " Yes" and " No." Pr. Pr. 

Deo volente — With God's will. 

Depart from the highway and transplant thy- 
self in some enclosed ground ; for it is hard 
for a tree that stands by the wayside to keep 
her fruit till it be ripe. St. Chrysostom. 

De paupertate tacentes Plus poscente ferent 
— Those who say nothing of their poverty fare 
better than those who beg. Hor. 

De' peccati de' signori fanno penitenza i poveri 
— The poor do penance for the sins of the rich. 
It. Pr. 

Dependence goes somewhat against the grain 
of a generous mind ; and it is no wonder, 
considering the unreasonable advantage 
which is often taken of the inequality of 
fortune. Jeremy Collier. 

Dependence is a perpetual call upon humanity, 
and a greater incitement to tenderness and 
pity than any other motive whatsoever. 

Depend upon it, if a man talks of his misfor- 
tunes, there is something in them that is not 
disagreeable to him. Johnson. 

De pilo, or de filo, pendet— It hangs by a hair. Pr. 

De pis en pis — From worse to worse. Pr. 

De piano — With ease. 35 

De praescientia Dei — Of the foreknowledge of God. 

Deprendi miserum est — To be caught is a 
wretched experience. 

Depressus extollor — Having been depressed, I 
am exalted. 3/. 

De profundis — Out of the depths. 

De propaganda fide — For propagating the Ca- 40 
tholic faith. 

De publico est elatus — He was buried at the 
public expense. Livy. 

Der Ausgang giebt den Thaten ihre Titel — It 
is the issue that gives to deeds their title. Goethe. 

Der beste Prediger ist die Zeit — Time is the 
best preacher. Ger. Pr. 

Der Bose hat nicht nur die Guten, sonder nauch 
die Bosen gegen sich — The bad man has not 
only the good, but also the evil opposed to him. 

Der brave Mann denkt an sich selbst zuletzt 45 
— The brave man thinks of himself last of all. 

Der civilisierte Wilde ist der schlimmste aller 
Wilden — The civilised savage is the worst of all 
savages. C. J. II 'eber. 

Der den Augenblick ergreift / Das ist der rechte 
Mann — He who seizes the moment is the right 
man. Goethe. 

Der Dichter steht auf einer hohern Warte / 
Als auf den Zinnen der Partei — The poet 
stands on a higher watch-tower than the pin- 
nacle of party, Freiligrath. 

Der echte Geist schwingt sich empor / Und 
rafft die Zeit sich nach — The genuine spirit 
soars upward, and snatches the time away after 
it. Uhland. 

Derelictio communis utilitatis contra naturam 50 
— The abandonment of what is for the common 
good is a crime against nature. Cic. 

Der Erde Paradies und Holle / Liegt in dem 
Worte " Weib " — Heaven and Hell on earth lie 
in the word "woman." Seume. 

Der Fluss bleibt triib. der nicht durch einen See 
gegangen, / Das Herz unsauber, das nicht 
durch ein Weh gegangen — The river remains 
troubled that has not passed through a lake, the 
heart unpurified that has not passed through a 
woe. Riiekert. 

Der Frauen Zungen ja nimmer ruhn — Women's 
tongues never rest. A. v. Chain isso. 

Der Friede ist immer die letzte Absicht des 
Krieges — Peace is ever the final aim of war. 
// 'ielau.i. 

Der Fuchs andert den Pelz und den 55 
Schalk — The fox changes his skin but keeps his 
knavery. Ger. Pr. 

Der Fiirst ist nichts, als der erste Diener des 
Staates — The prince is nothing but the first ser- 
vant of the state. Frederick the Great. 

Der Geist, aus dem wir handeln, ist das 
Hochste — The spirit from which we act is the 
principal (lit. the highest) matter. Goethe. 

Der Geist der Medicinist leicht zu fassen/ Ihr 
durchstudiert die gross' und kleine Welt ; / 
Um es am Ende gehn zu lassen, / Wie's Gott 
gefallt — The spirit of medicine is easy to master ; 
you study through the great and the little worlds, 
to let it go in the end as God pleases. 3IeJ>histo, 
in " Fausti' 



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Der Geist, der stets verneint — The spirit that 
constantly denies, that says everlastingly " No." 
Goethe s " Mephistopheles." 

Der Geist ist immer autochthone — Spirit is 
always indigenous, i.e., always native to the soil 
out of which it springs. Goethe. 

Der geringste Mensch kann complet sein, 
wenn er sich innerhalb der Granzen seiner 
Fahigkeiten und Fertigkeiten bewegt — The 
humblest mortal may attain completeness if he 
confine his activities within the limits of his 
capability and skill. Goethe. 

Der Glaube ist der rechte, der, dass er der 
rechte bleibt, nicht gezwungen ist einen 
andern irrglaubig zu finden — That faith is the 
orthodox which, that it may remain such, is 
under no necessity of finding another heterodox. 
6 Der Gott, der mir im Busen wohnt, / Kann 
tief mein Innerstes erregen ; der iiber alien 
meinen Kraften thront, er kann nach aussen 
nichts bewegen — The God who dwells in my 
breast can stir my inmost soul to its depths ; he 
who sits as sovereign over all my powers has no 
control over things beyond. Goethe. 

Der grosste Mensch bleibt stets ein Menschen- 
kind — The greatest man remains always a man- 
child, or son of man. Goethe. 

Der grosste Schritt ist der aus der Thiir — 
The greatest step is that out of the door. Ger. 

Der gute Mann braucht iiberall viel Boden — 
The good man needs always large room. Lessing. 

Der gute Wille ist in der Moral alles ; aber in 
der Kunst ist er nichts : da gilt, wie schon das 
Wort andeutet, allein Konnen — Goodwill is 
everything in morals, but in art it is nothing : in 
it, as the word indicates, only ability counts for 
aught. Schopenhauer. 
10 Der Hahn schliesst die Augen, wann er krahet, 
weil er es auswendig kann — The cock shuts 
his eyes when he crows, because he has it by 
heart. Ger. Pr. 

Der Handelnde ist immer gewissenlos, es hat 
niemand Gewissen, als der Betrachtende — 
The man who acts merely is always without 
conscience ; no one has conscience but the man 
who reflects. Goethe. 

Der hat die Macht, an den die Menge glaubt 
— He has the power whom the majority believe 
in. Raupach. 

Der hat nie das Gliick gekostet, der's in Ruh 
geniessen will — He has never tasted happiness 
who will enjoy it in peace. 77/. Kilmer. 

Der Hauptfehler des Menschen bleibt, dass er 
so viele kleine hat — Man's chief fault is ever 
that he has so many small ones. Jean Paul. 
15 Der Himmel giebt die Gunst des Augenblicks / 
Wer schnell sie fasst, wird Meister des 
Geschicks — Heaven gives the grace needed for 
the moment ; he who seizes it quickly becomes 
master of his fate. Raupach. 

Der Himmel kann ersetzen / Was er entzogen 
hat What Heaven has taken away, Heaven can 
make good, RUcktrt. 

Der Historiker ist ein riickwarts gekehrter 
Prophet -The historian is a prophet with his 

face turned backwards. /''. v. Schlegtl. 
Der hdchste Stolz und der hochste Kleinmuth 
ist die hochste Unkenntniss seiner selbst — 
Extreme pride and extreme dejection are alike 
extreme ignorance of one's self. Spinoza. 

Der hochste Vorwurf der Kunst fur denkende 
Menschen ist der Mensch — The highest sub- 
ject of art for thinking men is man. Winkcl- 

Deridet, sed non derideor — He laughs, but I am 
not laughed at. 

Der Irrthum ist recht gut, so lange wir jung 
sind ; man muss ihn nur nicht mit ins Alter 
schleppen— Error is very well so long as we are 
young, but we must not drag it with us into old 
age. Goethe. 

Der ist edel, / Welcher edel fiihlt und handelt 
— He is noble who feels and acts nobly. 

Der Jugend Fiihrer sei das Alter ; beiden sei / 
Nur wenn sie als Verbundne wandeln, Gliick 
versichert — Be age the guide of youth ; both 
will be happy only if they go hand in hand {lit. 
as confederates) together. Goethe. 

Der Jiingling kampft, damit der Greis geniesse 
— The youth fights that the old man may enjoy. 

Der kann nicht klagen iiber harten Spruch, | 
den man zum Meister seines Schicksals 
macht — He cannot complain of a hard sen- 
tence who is made master of his own fate. 

Der kleine Gott der Welt bleibt stets von 
gleichem Schlag / Und ist so wunderlich, als 
wie am ersten Tag — The little god of the 
world (i.e., man) continues ever of the same 
stamp, and is as odd as on the first day. 

Der Krieg ist die starkende Eisenkur der 
Menschheit — War is the strengthening iron 
cure of humanity. Jean Paul. 

Der Kiinstler muss mit Feuer entwerfen und 
mit Phlegma ausfuhren — The artist must in- 
vent (lit. sketch) with ardour and execute with 
coolness. Winkelmaun. 

Der Lebende hat Recht— The living has right 
on his side. Schiller. 

Der Mann, der das Wenn und das Aber J 
erdacht Hat sicher aus Hackerling Gold 
schon gemacht — The man who invented "if" 
and "but" must surely have converted chopt 
straw into gold. G. A. Puree r. 

Der Mann muss hinaus ins feindliche Leben — 
A man must go forth to face life with its enmi- 
ties. Schiller. 

Der Mensch begreift niemals wie anthropmor- 
phisch er ist — Man never comprehends how 
anthropomorphic his conceptions are. Goethe, 

Der Mensch denkt, Gott lenkt — Man proposes, 
God disposes. Ger. Pr. 

Der Menschenkenner steht iiberall an seinem 
Platze — He who knows man is everywhere in 
his place. Klinger. 

Der Mensch erfahrt, er sei auch wer er mag, / J 
Ein letztes Gliick und einen letzten Tag— No 
man, be he who lie may. but experiences a last 
happiness and a last day. Goethe. 

Der Mensch hat nur allzusehr Ursache, sich 
vor dem Menschen zu schiitzen — Man has 
only too much reason to guard himself from man. 


Der Mensch ist ein nachahmendes Geschopf 
und wer der vorderste ist, fiihrt die Herde-- 
Man is an imitative being, and the foremost leads 
the flock. Schiller. 

Der Mensch ist entwickelt, nicht erschaffen — 
.Man has been developed, not created. Ohen. 


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Der Mensch ist frei geschaffen, ist frei, / Und 
wiird' er in Ketten geboren !— Man has been 
created free, is free, even were he born in chains. 
Der Mensch ist frei wie der Vogel im Kafig- ; 
erkann sich innerhalb gewisser Grenzen be- 
wegen — Man is free as the bird in the cage : 
he has powers of motion within certain limits. 
Der Mensch ist im Grande ein wildes, entsetz- 
liches Thier — Man is at bottom a savage animal 
and an object of dread, as we may see (it is added) 
he still is when emancipated from all control. 
Der Mensch ist nicht bloss ein denkendes, 
er ist zugleich ein empfindendes Wesen. 
Er ist ein Ganzes, eine Einheit vielfacher, 
innig verbundner Krafte, und zu diesem 
Ganzen muss das Kunstwerk reden — Man 
is not merely a thinking, he is at the same 
time a sentient, being. He is a whole, a unity 
of manifold, internally connected powers, and 
to this whole must the work of art speak. 
Der Mensch ist nicht geboren frei zu sein / 
Und fur den Edeln ist kein schoner Gliick / 
Als einem Fiirst, den er ehrt, zu dienen 
— Man is not born to be free ; and for the 
noble soul there is no fairer fortune than to 
serve a prince whom he regards with honour. 
Der Mensch ist selbst sein Gott, sein Beraf ist : 
Handeln — Man is a god to himself, and his call- 
ing is to act. Pledge. 
Der Mensch ist, was er isst — Man is what he 

eats. L. Feuerhach. 
Der Mensch liebt nur einmal— Man loves only 

once. Ger. Pr. 
Der Mensch muss bei dem Glauben verharren, 
dass das Unbegreifliche begreiflich sei ; er 
wiirde sonst nicht forschen — Man must hold 
fast by the belief that the incomprehensible is 
comprehensible ; otherwise he would not search. 
3 Der Mensch muss ein Hoheres, ein Gottliches 
anerkennen— ob in sich oder iiber sich, gleich- 
viel — Man must acknowledge a higher, a divine 
— whether in himself or over himself, no matter. 
Der Mensch versuche die Gdtter nicht— Let 

not man tempt the gods. Schiller. 
Der Mensch war immer Mensch, voll Unvoll- 
kommenheit — Man has ever been man, full of 
imperfection. J. P. Uz. 
Der Mensch, wo ist er her ? / Zu schlecht 
fur einen Gott, zu gut fur's Ungefahr- 
Man, whence is he? Too bad to be the work 
of a god, too good for the work of chance. 
Der Muth der Wahrheit ist die erste Bedin- 
gung des philosophischen Studiums — The 
courage of truth- is the first qualification for 
philosophic study. Hegel. 
5 Dernier ressort — A last resource. Fr. 
Der Pfaff liebt seine Herde, doch die Lamm- 
lein mehr als die Widder — The priest loves 
his flock, but the lambs more than the rams. 
Ger. Pr. 
Der preise gliicklich sein, der von / Den Gdt- 
tern dieser 'Welt entfernt lebt — Let him count 
himself happy who lives remote from the gods of 
this world. Goethe. 

Der Rathgeber eines Hoheren handelt kliig- 
lich, wenn er sein geistiges Uebergewicht 
verbirgt, wie das Weib seine Schonheit 
verhiillt um des Sieges desto gewisser zu 
sein — The adviser of a superior acts wisely if he 
conceals his spiritual superiority, as the woman 
veils her beauty in order to be the more certain 
of Conquering. Zachariae. 

Derriere la croix souvent se tient le diable — 
Behind the cross the devil often lurks. Fr. 

Der Ring macht Ehen, / Und Ringe sind's, die 20 
eine Kette machen — The ring makes marriage, 
and rings make a chain. Schiller. 

Der Rose siisser Duft geniigt, / Man braucht 
sie nicht zu brechen / Und wer sich mit dem 
Duft begniigt / Den wird ihr Dorn nicht 
stechen — The sweet scent of the rose suffices ; 
one needs not break it off, and he who is satis- 
fied therewith will not be stung by the thorn. 

Der Schein regiert die Welt, und die Gerech- 
tigkeit ist nur auf der Biihne— Appearance 
rules the world, and we see justice only on the 
stage. Schiller. 

Der Schein, was ist er, dem das Wesen fehlt ? / 
Das Wesen war' es, wenn es nicht erschiene ? 
— The appearance, what is it without the reality? 
And what were the reality without the appear- 
ance? (the clothes, as "Sartor" has it, without 
the man, or the man without the clothes). Goethe. 

Der Schmerz ist die Geburt der hoheren 
Naturen — Pain is the birth of higher natures. 

Der Sinn erweitert, aber lahmt ; die That 25 
belebt, aber beschrankt — Thought expands, 
but lames ; action animates, but narrows. 

Der Starkste hat Recht— The right is with the 
strongest. Ger. Pr. 

Der Stein im Sumpf / Macht keine Ringe — You 
can make no rings if you throw a stone into a 
marsh. Goethe. 

Der Tod entbindet von erzwungnen Pflichten — 
Death releases from enforced duties. Schiller. 

Der Umgang mit Frauen ist das Element guter 
Sitten — The society of women is the nursery of 
good manners. Goeihe. 

Der Verstandige findet fast alles lacherlich, 30 
der Verniinftige fast nichts — The man of ana- 
lytic, or critical, intellect finds something ridicu- 
lous in almost everything ; the man of synthe- 
tic, or constructive, intellect, in almost nothing. 

Der Vortrag macht des Redners Gliick— It is 
delivery that makes the orator's success. Goethe. 

Der Wahn ist kurz, die Reu' ist lang — The 
illusion is brief, the remorse is long. Schiller. 

Der Weg der Ordnung, ging er auch durch 
Krummen, Er ist kein Umweg — The path 
which good order prescribes is the direct one, 
even though it has windings. Schiller. 

Der Weise hat die Ohren lang, die Zunge 
kurz — The wise man has long ears and a short 
tongue. Ger. Pr. 

Der Weise kann des Machtigen Gunst entbeh- 35 
ren, / Doch nicht der Machtige des Weisen 
Lehren — The wise man can dispense with the 
favour of the mighty, but not the mighty man 
with the wisdom of the wise. Bodenstedt. 

Der Wille ist des Werkes Seele — What we will 
is the soid of what we do. Ger. Pr. 


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Der wird stets das Beste missen / Wer nicht 
borgt, was andre wissen — He will always 
lack what is best who does not give credit to 
what others know. Riickert. 

Der Witz ist die Freiheit des Sklaven — The 
witty sally is the freedom of the slave. Huge. 

Der Zug des Herzens ist des Schicksals Stim- 
rne — In the drawing of the heart is the oracle of 
fate. Schiller. 

Descend a step in choosing thy wife ; ascend a 
step in choosing thy friend. Tlu Talmud. 
6 Description is always a bore, both to the de- 
scriber and the describee. Disraeli. 

Deserted, at his utmost need, I By those his 
former bounty fed. On the bare earth ex- 
posed he lies, / With not a friend to close his 
eyes. Dryden. 

Desiderantem quod satis est, neque / Tumul- 
tuosum sollicitat mare, / Non verberatas 
grandine vinea? / Fundusque mendax — A 
storm at sea, a vine-wasting hail tempest, a dis- 
appointing farm, cause no anxiety to him who is 
content with enough. Plor. 

Desideratum — A thing desired, but regretfully 

Desine fata Deum flecti sperare precando— 
Cease to hope that the decrees of the gods can 
bend to prayer. / ~i>'g. 
10 Desinit in piscem mulier formosa superne — A 
beautiful woman in the upper parts terminating 
in a fish. Hor. 

Desir de Dieu et desir de 1'homme sont deux— 
What God wishes and man wishes are two dif- 
ferent things, Fr. Pr. 

Desires are the pulse of the soul. Manton. 

Des Lebens Miihe / Lehrt uns allein des 
Lebens Giiter schatzen — The labour of life 
alone teaches us to value the good things of 
life. Goethe. 

Des Mannes Mutter ist der Frau Teufel. The 
husband's mother is the wife's devil. Gcr. Pr. 
15 Des Menschen Engel ist die Zeit — Time is 
man's angel. Schiller. 

Des Menschens Leben ist / Ein kurzes Bliihen 
und ein langes Welken — The life of man is a 
short blossoming and a long withering. Uhland. 

Despair defies even despotism ; there is that 
in my heart would make its way through 
hosts with levelled spears. Byron. 

Despair is like froward children, who, when 
you take away one of their playthings, throw 
the rest into the fire for madness. Charron. 

Despair is the only genuine atheism. Jean 
20 Despair takes heart when there's no hope to 
speed ; / The coward then takes arms and 
does the deed, llerrick. 

Despair- the last dignity of the wretched. 
//. Giles. 

Despatch is the soul of business. Chesterfield. 

Desperate diseases need desperate remedies. 

Despise anxiety and wishing, the past and the 
future. Jean Paul. 
25 Despise not any man, and do not spurn any- 
thing ; for there is no man that has not his 
hour, nor is there anything that has not its 
place. Rabbi Ben Azai. 
Despise not the discoveries of the wise, but 
acquaint thyself with their proverbs, for of 
them thou snalt learn instruction. Kcclus. 

Despise your enemy and you will soon be 
beaten. Port. Pr. 

Despite his titles, power, and pelf, / The wretch 
concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit 
fair renown, / And, doubly dying, shall go 
down To the vile dust, from whence he 
sprung, / Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung. 

Despondency comes readily enough to the 
most sanguine. Emerson. 

Desponding fear, of feeble fancies full, / Weak 30 
and unmanly, loosens every power. Thom- 

Despotism is a legitimate mode of government 
in dealing with barbarians, provided the end 
be their improvement, and the means justi- 
fied by actually effecting that end. /. S. 

Despotism is essential in most enterprises ; I 
am told they do not tolerate "freedom of 
debate " on board a seventy-four. Carlyle. 

Despotism is often the effort of Nature to cure 
herself from a worse disease. Robert, Lord 

Despotism sits nowhere so secure as under the 
effigy and ensigns of freedom. Landor. 

Despotismus ist der schwarze Punkt in aller 35 
Menschen Herzen — Despotism is the black 
spot in the hearts of all men. C.J. Weber. 

Desque naci llore, y cada dia nace porque — 
I wept as soon as I was born, and every day 
explains why. Sj>. Pr. 

Des Rats bedarf die Seele nicht. die Rechtes 
will — The soul which wills what is right needs 
no counsel. Platen. 

Destiny is our will, and will is nature. 

Destitutus ventis remos adhibe — The wind fail- 
ing, ply the oars. 

Destroy h's fib or sophistry — in vain ! / The 40 
creature s at his dirty work again. 1 'ope 

Des Uebels Quelle findest du nicht aus, und 
aufgefunden fliesst sie ewig fort — The well- 
spring of evil thou canst not discover, and even 
if discovered, it flows on continually. Goethe. 

Desunt caetera — The remainder is wanting. 

Desunt inopiae multa, avaritias omnia — Poverty 
is in want uf many things, avarice of everything. 
L. Pr. 

Des Zornes Ende ist der Reue Anfang — The 
end of anger is the beginning of repentance. 

Deteriores omnes sumus licentia— We are all 45 
the worse for the license. Per. 

Determined, dared, and done. Smart. 

Detested sport, that owes its pleasures to 
another's pain. Cowper. 

De tijd is aan God en ons — Time is God's and 
ours. Jhrt. Pr. 

Det ille veniam facile, cui venia est opus — He 
who needs pardon should readily grant It. Sen. 

Detour — A circuitous march. Pr. 50 

De tout s'avise a qui pain faut — A man in want 
of bread is ready for anything. Fr. Pr. 

Detraction's a bold monster, and fears not / 
To wound the fame of princes, if it find But 
any blemish in their lives to work on. Mas- 

De trop — Too much, or too many ; out of place. 


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Detur aliquando otium quiesque fessis — Leisure 
and repose should at times be given to the weary. 

Detur digniori — Let it be given to the most 
worthy. J\I. 

Detur pulchriori — Let it be given to the fairest. 
The inscription on the golden apple of dis- 

Deum cole, regem serva — Worship God, pre- 
serve the king. M. 

Deum colit, qui novit — He who knows God wor- 
ships Him. Sen. 

Deus avertat — God forbid. 

Deus ex machina — A mechanical instead of a 
rational or spiritual explanation (Jit. a god 
mechanically introduced). 

Deus haec fortasse benigna / Reducet in sedem 
vice — God will perhaps by a gracious change 
restore these things to a stable condition, li or. 

Deus id.vult — God wills it. War-cry of the Cru- 
saders before Jerusalem. 
I Deus major columna — God is the greater support. 

Deus mihi providebit — God will provide for me. 

Deus omnibus quod sat est suppeditat— God 
supplies enough to all. M. 

Deus vult — It is God's will. 

Deux hommes se rencontrent bien, mais jamais 
deux montagnes — Two men may meet, but 
never two mountains. Fr. 
i Deux yeux voient plus clair qu'un — A ghost 
was never seen by two pair of eyes (lit. two eyes 
see more clearly than one). Fr. 

Devil take the hindmost. Beaumont and 

Devine si tu peux, et choisis si tu l'oses — Solve 
the riddle if you can, and choose if you dare. 

Devise, wit ; write, pen ; for I am for whole 
volumes in folio. Love's L. Lost, i. 2. 

De vive voix — Verbally. Fr. 
) Devote each day to the object then in time, 
and every evening will find something done. 

Devotion in distress is born, but vanishes in 
happiness. Dryden. 

Devotion, when it does not lie under the check 
of reason, is apt to degenerate into enthu- 
siasm (fanaticism). Addison. 

De waarheid is eene dochter van den tijd — 
Truth is a daughter of Time. Dut. J'r. 

Dewdrops are the gems of morning, but the 
tears of mournful eve. Coleridge. 
5 De wereld wil betrogen zijn — The world likes 
to be deceived. Dut. Fr. 

Dexterity or experience no master can com- 
municate to his disciple. Goethe. 

Dextras dare — To give right hands to each other. 

Dextro tempore — At a lucky moment. Hor. 

Diamonds cut diamonds. Ford. 
Di bene fecerunt, inopis me quodque pusilli / 
Finxerunt animi, raro et perpauca loquentis 
— The gods be praised for having made me of 
a poor and humble mind, with a desire to speak 
but seldom and briefly. Hor. 
Dicam insigne, recens, adhuc / Indictum ore 
alio — I will utter something striking, some- 
thing fresh, something as yet unsung by another's 
lips. Hor. 

Dicenda tacenda locutus— Saying things that 
should be, and things that should not be, said. 

Dicere quae puduit, scribere jussit amor— What 
I was ashamed to say, love has ordered me to 
write. Ovid. 

Dicique beatus / Ante obitum nemo supre- 
maque funera debet— No one should be called 
happy before he is dead and buried. Ovid. 

Dicta fides sequitur- The promise is no sooner 35 
given than fulfilled. Ovid. 

Dicta tibi est lex — The conditions have been laid 
before you. Hor. 

Dictum de dicto — A report founded on hear- 

Dictum factum — No sooner said than done. 

Dictum sapienti sat est — A word to a wise man 
is enough. Plant, and Ter. 

Did charity prevail, the press would prove / A 40 
vehicle of virtue, truth, and love. Cowper. 

Did I know that my heart was bound to tem- 
poral possessions, I would throw the flam- 
ing brand among them with my own hand. 

" Did I not tell you that after thunder rain 
would be sure to come on ? " Socrates to 
his friends when, after a volley oj upbraiti- 
ings, Xantippc threw a jugjiel of water at his 

Didst thou but know the inly touch of love, / 
Thou wouldst as soon go kindle fire with 
snow, / As seek to quench the fire of love 
with Wjrds. Two Gen. ofl'er., ii. 7. 

Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle ? / He 
was all for love and a little for the bottle. 
C. Dibden. 

Die Aemter sind Gottes ; die Amtleute Teufels 45 
— Places are God's ; place-holders are the devil's. 
Ger. Fr. 

Die alleinige Quelle des Rechts ist das ge- 
meinsame Bewusstsein des ganzen Volks ; 
der allgemeine Geist — The only fountain of 
justice is the common consciousness of the 
whole people ; the spirit common to all of them. 

Die Alten sind die einzigen Alten, die nie alt 
werden — The ancients (i.e., the Greeks and 
Romans) are the only ancients that never grow 
old. C.J. Weber. 

Die Anmut macht unwiderstehlich — Grace 
makes its possessor irresistible. Goethe. 

Die argsten Studenten werden die frommsten 
Prediger — The worst-behaved students turn out 
the most pious preachers. Ger. Fr. 

Die Armen miissen tanzen wie die Reichen 50 
pfeifen — The poor must dance as the rich pipe. 
Ger. Fr. 

Die Augen glauben sich selbst, die Ohren 
andern Leuten — The eyes believe themselves, 
the ears other people. Ger. Fr. 

Die Augen sind weiter als der Bauch — The 
eyes are larger than the belly. Ger. Pr, 

Die besten Freunde stehen im Beutel — Our best 
friends are in our purse. Ger. Pr. 

Die Bewunderung preist, die Liebe ist stumm 
— Admiration praises, love is dumb. Borne. 

Die Blumen zu pflegen, / Das Unkraut zu 55 
tilgen, / Ist Sache des Gartners — The gar- 
dener's business is to root out the weeds and 
tend the flowers. Bodenstedt. 


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Die Botschaft hor' ich wohl, allein mir fehlt 
der Glaube — I hear the message, but I lack the 
faith. Goethe. 

Die Damen geben sich und ihren Putz zum 
besten / Und spielen ohne Gage mit — The 
ladies by their presence and finery contribute to 
the treat and take part in the play without pay 
from us. The Theatre Manager in Goethe's 
" Faust." 

Die Dammerung ist das freundliche Licht der 
Liebenden — The gloaming is the light that be- 
friends the wooer. Seume. 

Die de wereld wel beziet, men zag nooit 
schoonder niet — Whoso considers the world 
well must allow he has never seen a better. 
But. Pr. 
5 Die Dornen, die Disteln, sie stechen gar sehr, 
doch stechen die Altjungfernzungen noch 
mehr — Thorns and thistles prick very sore, but 
old maids' tongues sting much more. C. 

Die een ander jaagt zit zelfs niet stil — He who 
chases another does not sit still himself. Dut. 

Die Ehe ist Himmel und Holle — Marriage is 
heaven and hell. Ger. Pr. 

Die eigentliche Religion bleibt ein Inneres, ja 
Individuelles, denn sie hat ganz allein mit 
dem Gewissen zu thun ; dieses soil erregt, 
soil beschwichtigt werden — Religion, properly 
so called, is ever an inward, nay, an individual 
thing, for it has to do with nothing but the 
conscience, which has now to be stirred up, now 
to be soothed. Goethe. 

Die Einsamkeit ist noth ; doch sei nur nicht 
gemein, / So kannst du iiberall in einer 
Wiiste sein — Solitude is painful ; only be not 
vulgar, for then you may be in a desert, every- 
where. Angeius Silesius. 
10 Die Eintracht nur macht stark und gross, / 
Die Zwietracht stiirzet alles nieder — Only 
concord makes us strong and great ; discord 
overthrows everything. Gellert. 

Die Erde wird durch Liebe frei ; / Durch 
Thaten wird sie gross — Through love the earth 
becomes free ; through deeds, great. Goethe. 

Die Erinnerung ist das einzige / Paradies, 
aus dem wir nicht vertrieben werden kann 
— Remembrance is the only paradise from which 
we cannot be driven. Jean Paul. 

Die Fabel ist der Liebe Heimatwelt, ' Gern 
wohnt sie unter Feen, Talismanen, / Glaubt 
gern an Gotter, weil sie gottlich ist— Fable 
is_ love's native world, is fain to dwell among 
fairies and talismans, and to believe in gods, 
being herself divine. Schiller. 

Die Frauen sind das einzige Gefass, was uns 
Neuern noch geblieben ist, um unsere Ideali- 
tat hineinzugiessen— Woman is the only vessel 
which still remains to us moderns into which we 
can pour our ideals. Goethe. 
15 Die Frauen tragen ihre Beweise im Herzen, 
die Manner im Kopfe — Women carry their 
logic in their hearts ; men, in their heads. 

Die Freiheit der Vernunft ist unser wahres 
Leben - The freedom of reason is our true life. 


Die Freiheit kann nicht untergehn, / So lange 
Schmiede Eisen hammern — The sun of free- 
dom cannot set so long as --mit lis hammer iron, 
E. M. Arndt. 

Die Freude kennst du nicht, wenn du nur 
Freuden kennest ; / Dir fehlt das ganze 
Licht, wenn du's in Strahlen trennest — Joy 
knowest thou not if thou knowest only joys ; the 
whole light is wanting to thee if thou breakest 
it up into rays. Kiickert. 

Die Freudigkeit ist die Mutter aller Tugenden 
— Joyousness is the mother of all virtues. Goethe. 

Die Gegenwart ist eine machtige Gottin ; Lern' 20 
ihren Einfluss kennen — The present is a potent 
divinity ; learn to acquaint thyself with her power. 

Die Geheimnisse der Lebenspfade darf und 
kann man nicht offenbaren ; es glebt Steine 
des Anstosses, iiber die ein jeder Wanderer 
stolpern muss. Der Poet aber deutet auf 
die Stelle hin — The secrets of the way of life 
may not and cannot be laid open ; there are 
stones of offence along the path over which every 
wayfarer must stumble. The poet, or inspired 
teacher, however, points to the spot. Goethe. 

Die Geisterwelt ist nicht verschlossen / Dein 
Sinn ist zu, dein Herz ist todt— The spirit- 
world is not shut ; thy sense is shut, thy heart is 
dead. Goethe. 

Die Geschichte der Wissenschaften ist eine 
grosse Fuge, in der die Stimmen der Vblker 
nach und nach zum Vorschein kommen — 
The history of the sciences is a great fugue, in 
which the voices of the nations come one by one 
into notice. Goethe. 

Die Geschichte des Menschen ist sein Cha- 
rakter — The history of a man is in his character. 

Die Gesetze der Moral sind auch die der 25 
Kunst — The laws of morals are also those of 
art. Schumann, 

Die Glocken sind die Artillerie der Geistlich- 
keit — Bells are the artillery of the Church. 
Josepii II. 

Die goldne Zeit, wohin ist sie geflohen ? / Nach 
der sich jedes Herz vergebens sehnt — The 
golden age, whither has it fled? after which 
every heart sighs in vain. Goethe. 

Die Gotter brauchen manchen gotten Mann / 
Zu ihrem Dienst auf dieser weiten Erde. 
Sie haben noch auf dich gezahlt- The upper 
powers need many a good man for their service 
on this wide earth. They still reckon upon thee. 

Die Gotter sprechen nur durch unser Herz zu 
uns — The gods speak to us only through our 
heart. Goethe. 

Die grosse Moral— das Interesse, sagte Mira- 30 
beau, totet in der Regel die kleine — das 
Gewissen — The great moral teacher, interest, 
as Mirabeau said, ordinarily slays conscience, 
the less. C. J. II 'eber. 

Die grossten Menschen hangen immer mit 
ihrem Jahrhundert durch eine Schwachheit 
zusammen — It is always through a weakness 
that the greatest men are connected with their 
generation. Goethe. 

Die grossten Schwierigkeiten liegen da, wo 
wir sie nicht suchen —The greatest difficulties 
lie there where we are not seeking for them. 

Die het in het vuur verloren heeft, moet het 
in de asch zoeken— What is losl in the fire must 

be searched for in the ashes. Put. Pr, 
Die Hindus der Wiiste geloben keine Fische 
ZU essen — The Hindus of the desert take a raw 
to eat n.. fish Goethe. 


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)ie hochste Naturschdnheit ist das gott- 
gleiche Wesen : der Mensch — The most 
beautiful object in Nature is the godlike creature 
man. Oken. 

)ie hochste Weisheit ist, nicht weise stets zu 
sein — It is the highest wisdom not to be always 
wise. M. Opitz. 

)ie Holle selbst hat ihre Rechte?— Has Hell 
itself its rights ? Goethe. 

)ie Ideale sind zerronnen, / Die einst das 
trunkne Herz geschwellt — The ideals are all 
melted into air which once swelled the intoxi- 
cated heart. Schiller. 

)ie Idee ist ewig und einzig. . . . Alles was 
wir gewahr werden und wovon wir reden 
konnen, sind nur Manifestationen der Idee 
— The idea is one and eternal. . . . Everything 
we perceive, and of which we can speak, is only 
a manifestation of the idea. Goethe. 

)ie Irrthiimer des Menschen machen ihn 
eigentlich liebenswiirdig — It is properly man's 
mistakes, orerror*, that makehimlovable. Goethe. 

Hejenige Regierung ist die beste, die sich 
iiberflussing macht — That government is best 
which makes itself unnecessary. II'. v. Humboldt. 

)ie Kinder sind mein liebster Zeitvertreib — 
My dearest pastime is with children. Chamisso. 

)ie Kirche hat einen guten Magen, hat ganze 
Lander aufgefressen, und doch noch nie 
sich ubergessen — The Church has a good 
stomach, has swallowed up whole countries, and 
yet has not overeaten herself. Goethe, in "Faust. " 

)ie Kirche ist's, die heilige, die hohe, / Die zu 
dem Himmeluns die Leiterbaut — TheChurch, 
the holy, the high, it is that rears for us the ladder 
to heaven. Schiller. 

)ie Kleinen reden gar so gem von dem was 
die Grossen thun — Small people are so fond of 
talking of what great people do. Ger. Pr. 

)ie Klugheit sich zur Fiihrerin zu wahlen / 
Das ist es, was den Weisen macht — It is the 
choice of prudence for his guide that makes the 
wise man. Schiller. 

)ie Kraft ist schwach, allein die Lust ist gross 
— The strength is weak, but the desire is great. 

)ie kranke Seele muss sich selber helfen - 
The sick soul must work its own cure (lit. help 
itself). Gutzkow. 

)ie Krankheit des Gemiites loset sich / In 
Klagen und Vertraun am leichtesten auf — 
Mental sickness finds relief most readily in com- 
plaints and confidences. Goethe. 

)ie Kunst darf nie ein Kunststiick werden— 
Art should never degenerate into artifice. Ger. 

)ie Kunst geht nach Brod — Art goes a-begging. 
Ger. Pr. 

)ie Kunst ist eine Vermittlerin des Unaus- 
sprechlichen — Art is a mediatrix of the unspeak- 
able. Goethe. 

)ie Leidenschaften sind Mangel oder Tugen- 
den, nur gesteigerte — The passions are vices or 
virtues, only exaggerated. Goethe. 

)ie Leidenschaft flieht, / Die Liebe muss blei- 
ben ; / Die Blume verbliiht, / Die Frucht muss 
treiben — Passion takes flight, love must abide ; 
the flower fades, the fruit must ripen. Schiller. 

)ie letzte Wahl steht auch dem Schwachsten 
offen ; / Ein Sprung von dieser Briicke macht 
mich frei — The last choice of all is open even to 
the weakest ; a leap from this bridge sets me free. 

Die Liebe hat kein Mass der Zeit : sie keimt / 
Und bliiht und reift in einer schonen Stunde 
— Love follows no measure of time ; it buds and 
blossoms and ripens in one happy hour. Kdrner. 

Die Liebe ist der Liebe Preis— Love is the price 
of love. Schiller. 

Die Liebe macht zum Goldpalast die Hiitte— 
Love converts the cottage into a palace of gold. 

Die Lieb' umfasst des Weibes voiles Leben, / 25 
Sie ist ihr Kerker und ihr Himmelreich — 
Love embraces woman's whole life ; it is her 
prison and her kingdom of heaven. Chamisso. 

Die Lust ist machtiger als alle Furcht der 
Strafe — Pleasure is more powerful than all fear 
of the penalty. Goethe. 

Die Lust zu reden kommt zu rechter Stunde, / 
Und wahrhaft fliesst das Wort aus Herz 
und Munde — The inclination to speak comes at 
the right hour, and the word flows true from 
heart and lip. Goethe. 

Die Manifestationen der Idee als des Schonen, 
ist eben so fliichtig, als die Manifestationen 
des Erhabenen, des Geistreichen, des Lusti- 
gen, des Lacherlichen. Dies ist die Ursache, 
warum so schwer dariiber zu reden ist— The 
manifestation of the idea as the beautiful is just 
as fleeting as the manifestation of the sublime, 
the witty, the gay, and the ludicrous. This is 
the reason why it is so difficult to speak of it. 

Die Meisterhaft gilt oft fur Egoismus— Mastery 
passes often for egoism. Goethe. 

Die Menge macht den Kiinstler irr' und scheu 30 
— The multitude is a distraction and scare to the 
artist. Goethe. 

Die Menschen fiirchtet nur, wer sie nicht 
kennt, / Und wer sie meidet, wird sie bald 
verkennen — Only he shrinks from men who does 
not know them, and he who shuns them will 
soon misknow them. Goethe. 

Die Menschen kennen einander nicht leicht, 
selbst mit dem besten Willen und Vorsatz ; 
nun tritt noch der bose Wille hinzu, der Alles 
entstellt — Men do not easily know one another, 
even with the best will and intention ; presently 
ill-will comes forward, which disfigures all. 

Die Menschen sind im ganzen Leben blind — 
Men are blind all through life. Goethe. 

Die Menschheit geben uns Vater und Mutter, 
die Menschlichkeit aber gibt uns nur die 
Erziehung — Human nature we owe to father 
and mother, but humanity to education alone. 

Die Milde ziemt dem Weibe, / Dem Manne 35 
ziemt die Rache ! — Mercy becomes the woman ; 
avengement, the man. Bodenstedt. 

Die Mode ist weiblichen Geschlechts, hat 
folglich ihre Launen — Mode is of the female sex, 
and has consequently their whims. C.J. Weber. 

Die monarchische Regierungsform ist die dem 
Menschen natiirliche — Monarchy is the form 
of government that is natural to mankind. 

Die Moral steckt in kurzen Spriichen besser, 
als in langen Reden und Predigten — A moral 
lesson is better expressed in short sayings than 
in long discourse. Immermann. 

Diem perdidi !— I have lost a day ! Titus, on 
_findiug that lie had done no worthy action, 
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Die Mutter geben uns von Geiste Warme, und 
die Vater Licht — Our mothers give to our spirit 
heat, our fathers light. Jean Paul. 

Die Natur ist ein unendlich geteilter Gott — 
Nature is an infinitely divided God. Schiller, 

Die Natur weiss allein, was sie will— Nature 
alone knows what she aims at. Goethe. 

Die of a rose in aromatic pain. Pope. 
5 Die Phantasie ward auserkoren / Zu offnen 
uns die reiche Wunderwelt — Fantasy was 
appointed to open to us the rich realm of won- 
ders. Pledge. 

Die Rachegbtter schaffen im Stillen — The gods 
of vengeance act in silence. Schiller, 

Dies adimit aegritudinem — Time cures our griefs. 
L. Pr. 

Die Schonheit ist das hochste Princip und der 
hochste Zweck der Kunst — Beauty is the 
highest principle and the highest aim of art. 

Die Schonheit ist verganglich, die ihr doch / 
Allein zu ehren scheint. Was iibrig bleibt. / 
Das reizt nicht mehr, und was nicht reizt, 
ist tot — Beauty is transitory, which yet you 
seem alone to worship. What is left no longer 
attracts, and what does not attract is dead. 
10 Die Schonheit ruhrt, doch nur die Anmuth 
sieget, / Und Unschuld nur behalt den Preis 
—Beauty moves us, though only grace conquers 
us, and innocence alone retains the prize. 

Die Schulden sind der nachste Erbe — Debts 
fall to the next heir. Get: Pr. 

Die Schwierigkeiten wachsen, je naher man 
dem Ziele kommt — Difficulties increase the 
nearer we approach the goal. Goethe. 

Dies datus — A day given for appearing in court. 

Dies faustus — A lucky day. 
15 Dies infaustus — An unlucky day. 

Die Sinne triigen nicht, aber das Urteil triigt 
— The .senses do not deceive, but the judgment 
does. Goethe. 

Dies irae, dies ilia, / Saeclum solvet in favilla / 
Teste David cum Sibylla — The day of wrath, 
that day shall dissolve the world in ashes, as 
David and the Sibyl say. 

Dies non — A day when there is no court. 

Die Sorgen zu bannen, / (Das Unkraut des 
Geistes), den Kummer zu scheuchen, / Die 
Schmerzen zu lindern, / Ist Sache des Sin- 
gers — To banish cares (the wild crop of the 
spirit), to chase away sorrow, to soothe pain, is 
the business of the singer. Bodertstedt, 
20 Die Sorg' am Kiinft'ges niemals frommt ; Man 
fiihlt kein Uebel, bis es kommt. / Und wenn 
man's fiihlt, so hilft kein Rat ; / Weisheit ist 
imraer zu friih und zu spat -Concern for the 
future boots not ; we feel no evil till it comes. 
And when wc feel it, no counsel avails ; wisdom 
is always too early and too laic. A' lickcrt. 

Dies religiosi— Religious days ; holidays. 

Die siissesten Trauben liangen am hbchsten — 

The sweetest grapes hang highest, Gcr. Pr. 
Diet cures more than doctors. /'/-. 
Die te veel onderneemt slaagt zelden— lie w ho 

undertakes too much seldom succeeds. Put. 

25 Die That allein beweist der Liebe Kraft— The 

act alone shows the power of lo\e. Goethe. 

Die Thatigkeit ist was den Menschen gliick- 
lich macht ; / Die, erst das Gute schaffend, 
bald ein Uebel selbst / Durch gottlich wir- 
kende Gewalt in Gutes kehrt — It is activity 
which renders man happy, which, by simply pro- 
ducing what is good, soon by a divinely work- 
ing power converts an evil itself into a good. 

Die Todten reiten schnell !— The dead ride fast ! 

Die treue Brust des braven Manns allein ist 
ein sturmfester Dach in diesen Zeiten — 
The loyal heart of the good man is in these 
times the only storm-proof place of shelter. 

Die Tugend des Menschen, der nach dem 
Geboten der Vernunft lebt, zeigt sich gleich 
gross in Vermeidung, wie in Ueberwindung 
der Gefahren — The virtue of the man who lives 
according to the commands of reason manifests 
itself quite as much in avoiding as in overcoming 
danger. Spinoza. 

Die Tugend grosser Seelen ist Gerechtigkeit I 
— The virtue of great souls is justice. Platen. 

Die Tugend ist das hochste Gut, / Das Laster 
Weh dem Menschen thut — Virtue is man's 
highest good, vice works him nought but woe. 

Die Tugend ist nicht ein Wissen, sondern ein 
Wollen — Virtue is not a knowing, but a willing. 

Die Tugend ohne Lohn ist doppelt schon — 
Virtue unrewarded is doubly beautiful. Seattle. 

Dieu aide a trois sortes de personnes, aux 
fous, aux enfants, et aux ivrognes — God pro- 
tects three sorts of people, fools, children, and 
drunkards. Fr. Pr. 

Dieu avec nous — God with us. M, < 

Dieu ayde — God help me. M, 

Dieu defend le droit— God defends the right. 

Dieu donne le froid selon le drap— God gives 
the cold according to the cloth. Fr. Pr. 

Dieu et mon droit— God and my right. .1/. 

Dieu fit du repentir la vertu des mortels— God' 
has made repentance the virtue of mortals. / 'ol- 

Dieu garde la lune des loups - God guards the 
moon from the wolves. Fr. Pr. 

Dieu mesure le froid a. la brebis tondue 
( '.ml measures the cold to the shorn lamb. J ■ r. 

Die unbegreiflich hohen Werke / Sind herrlich 
wie am ersten Tag — The incomprehensibly 
high works are as glorious as on the first day. 

Dieu nous garde d'un homme qui n'a qu'une 
affaire (lod keep us from a man who knows 
only one subject. /■';'. Pr. 

Die Unschuld hat im Himmel einen Freund 
— Innocence has a friend in heaven, Schiller. 

Die Unsterblichkeit ist nicht jedennann's 
Sache- Immortality is not every man's business 
or concern. Goethe, 

Dieu pour la tranchee, qui contre?— If God is 
our defence, who is against us.? .'/. 

Dieu seul devine les sots— GoJ only understands 
fools. Fr. Pr. 

Die veel dienstboden heeft, die heeft veel 
dieven— He who has many servants has many 
thieves. Dut. Pr. 


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ie verniinftige Welt ist als ein grosses 
unsterbliches Individuum zu betrachten, das 
unaufhaltsam das Nothwendige bewirkt und 
dadurch sich sogar iiber das Zufallige zura 
Herrn macht — The rational world is to be 
regarded as a great immortal individuality, that 
is ever working out for us the necessary (i.e., an 
order which all must submit to), and thereby 
makes itself lord and master of everything con- 
tingent (or accidental). Goethe. 
ie Vernunft ist auf das Werdende, der 
Verstand auf das Gewordene angewiesen ; 
iene bekiimmert sich nicht : wozu ? dieser 
fragt nicht: woher?— Reason is directed to 
what is a-doing or proceeding, understanding to 
what is done or past , the former is not con- 
cerned about the " whereto," the latter inquires 
not about the " whence," Goethe. 
ie Wacht am Rhein — ' The watch on the 
Rhine'' A German national song. 
ie Wahrheit richtet sich nicht nach uns, 
sondern wir miissen uns nach ihr richten — 
The truth adjusts itself net to us s but we must 
adjust ourselves to it. Claudius 
ie Wahrheit schwindet von der Erde / Auch 
mit der Treu' ist es vorbei. / Die Hunde 
wedeln noch und stinken / Wie sonst, doch 
sind sie nicht mehr treu — Truth is vanishing 
from the earth, and of fidelity is the day gone by. 
The dogs still wag the tail and smell the same as 
ever, but they are no longer faithful. Heine. 
ie Wahrheit zu sagen ist niitzlich dem, der 
horet, schadlich dem der spricht — Telling the 
truth does good to him who hears., harm to him 
who speaks. Ger. Pr. 

ie wankelmiit ge Menge, / Die jeder Wind 
herumtreibt ! Wehe dem, / Der auf dies 
Rohr sich lehnet — The fickle mob, how they 
are driven round by every wind that blows 1 
Woe to him who leans on this reed \ Schiller. 
ie Weiber lieben die Starke ohne sie nach- 
zuahmen ; die Manner die Zartheit, ohne 
sie zuerwiedern — Women admire strength with- 
out affecting it ; men delicacy without returning 
it. Jean I'auU 

ie Weiber meiden nichts so sehr als das 
Wdrtchen Ja ; wenigstens sagen sie es erst 
nach dem Nein — Women are shy of nothing so 
much as the little word "Yes ; " at least they say 
it only after they have said " No." Jean Paul. 
ie Weisen wagen ihre Worte mit der Gold- 
wage — The wise weigh their words in the balance 
of the goldsmith. Ecclus. 

ie Weiseste merken hochstens nur wie das 
Schicksal sie leitet, und sind es zufrieden— 
The wisest know at highest only how destiny is 
leading them, and are therewith content. Foister. 
ie Welt der Freiheit tragt der Mensch in 
seinem Innern. Und Tugend ist der Freiheit 
Gotterkind —Man bears the world of freedom 
in his heart, and virtue is freedoms divine 
child. Tiedge. 

ie Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht— The 
history of the world is the judgment of the world. 

ie Welt ist dumm die Welt ist blind, Wird 
taglich abgeschmackter - The world is stupid, 
the world is blind, becomes daily more absurd. 

ie Welt ist ein Gefangniss— The world is a 
prison, Goethe. 

ie Welt ist voller Widerspruch— The world 
is full of contradiction. Goethe. 

Die Welt ist vollkommen uberall / Wo der 
Mensch nicht hinkommt mit seiner Qual— 
The world is all perfect except where man comes 
with his burden of woe- Schiller. 

Die Worte sind gut, sie sind aber nicht das 
Beste. Das Beste wird nicht deutlich durch 
Worte— Words are good ; but are not the best- 
The best is not to be understood by words. Goethe. 

Die Zeiten der Vergangenheit / Sind uns ein 
Buch mit sieben Siegeln ; / Was Ihr den 
Geist der Zeiten heisst / Das ist im Grund' 
der Herrn eigner Geist, / In dem die Zeiten 
sich bespiegeln — The times that are past are a 
book with seven seals. What ye call the spirit 
of the times is at bottom but the spirit of the 
gentry in which the times are mirrored, Goethe, 
n " Faust,'' 

Die Zeit ist schlecht, doch giebt's noch grosse 20 
Seelen ! — The times are bad, yet there are still 
great souls. Komer. 

Die Zukunft decket Schmerzen und Gliicke — 
The future hides in it gladness and sorrow, 

Different good, by art or nature given- / To 
different nations, makes their blessings even. 

Different minds Incline to different objects ; 
one pursues /The vast alone, the wonderful, 
the wild : / Another sighs for harmony and 
grace, / And gentlest beauty. Akenside. 

Different times different manners. It. Pr. 

Difficile est crimen non prodere vultu — It is 25 
difficult not to betray guilt by the countenance. 

Difficile est longum subito deponere amorera- 
It is difficult to relinquish at once a long-cher- 
ished passion. Catult. 

Difficile est plurimum virtutem revereri ; qui 
semper secunda fortuna sit usus — It is diffi- 
cult for one who has enjoyed uninterrupted 
good fortune to have a due reverence for virtue- 

Difficile est proprie communia dicere — It is 
difficult to handle a common theme with origin- 
ality. Hor. 

Difficile est satiram non scribere— It is difficult 
not to indulge in {lit. to write) satire. Juv, 

Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum— It is 30 
difficult to feign mirth when one is in a gloomy 
mood. Tibulle. 

Difficilem oportet aurem habere ad crimina — 
One should be slow in listening to criminal 
accusations. Pub. Syr. 

Difficilia quae pulchra — The really good is of diffi- 
cult attainment. L. Pr. 

Difficilis, facilis, jucundus, acerbus es idem ; / 
Nee tecum possum vivere, nee sine te — Cross 
but easy-minded, pleasant and sour together I 
can neither live with thee nor yet without thee. 

Difficilis in otio quies — Tranquillity is difficult if 
one has nothing to do. 

Difficilius est sarcire concordiam quam rum- 35 
pere — It is more difficult to restore harmony 
than sow dissension. 

Difficult to sweep the intricate foul chimneys 
of law. Ca rfyle. 

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. 


Difficulties are things that show what men 
are. Epictetus. 


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Difficulties may surround our path, but if the 
difficulties be not in ourselves, they may 
generally be overcome. fowett. 

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does 
the body. Sen. 

Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death, are 
the allurements that act on the heart of 
man. Kindle the inner genial life of him, 
you have a flame that burns up all lower 
considerations. Carlyle. 

Diffugiunt, cadis / Cum faece siccatis, amici, / 
Ferre jugum pariter dolosi — When the wine- 
casks are drained to the lees, our friends soon 
disperse, too faithless to bear as well the yoke of 
misfortune. Hor. 
5 Diffused knowledge immortalises itself. Sir J. 

Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they 
continue long together. Ovid. 

Dignity consists not in possessing honours, 
but in deserving them. Arist. 

Dignity is often a veil between us and the real 
truth of things, it hippie. 

Dignity of position adds to dignity of char- 
acter, as well as dignity of carriage. Bovee. 
10 Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori — The 
Muse takes care that the man who is worthy 
of honour does not die. Hor. 

Digressions in a book are like foreign troops 
in a state, which argue the nation to want a 
heart and hands of its own ; and often either 
subdue the natives, or drive them into the 
most unfruitful corners. S-wift. 

Digressions incontestably are the sunshine ; 
they are the life, the soul of reading. Sterne. 

Dii laboribus omnia vendunt — The gods sell all 
things to hard labour. Pr. 

Dii majores et minores — Gods of a higher and 
lower degree. 
15 Dii majorum gentium — The twelve gods of the 
highest order. 

Dii penates — Household gods. 

Di irati laneos pedes habent — The gods when 
angry have their feet covered with wool. Pr. 

Dii rexque secundent — May God and the king 
favour us. M. 

Diis aliter visum — The gods have decreed other- 
wise. Virg. 
20 Diis proximus ille est / Quern ratio, non ira 
movet — He is nearest to the gods whom reason, 
not passion, impels. Claud. 

Dilationes in lege sunt odiosse — Delays in the 
law are odious. I.. 

Dilettantism, hypothesis, speculation, a kind 
of amateur-search for truth, toying and 
coquetting with truth ; this is the sorest sin, 
the root of all imaginable sins. Carlyle. 

Dilexi justiciam et odi iniquitatem, propterea 
morior in exilio — I have loved justice and heted 
injustice, therefore die I an exile. Gregory I'll, 
on his death-bed. 

Diligence increases the fruits of labour. Hesiod. 
25 Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Cer- 
van tcs. 

Diligentia, qua una virtute omnes virtutes reli- 
quae continentur — Diligence, the one virtue that 
embraces in it all the rest. Cic. 

Diligent, that includes all virtues in it a stu- 
dent can have. Carlyle, to the Students of 
Edinburgh Univtrsity. 

Diligent working makes an expert workman. 
Dan. Pr. 

Diligitur nemo, nisi cui fortuna secunda est — 
Only he is loved who is the favourite of fortune. 

Dimidium facti, qui ccepit, habet — He who has ! 
begun has half done. Hor. 

Ding (knock) down the nests, and the rooks 
will flee awa. Sc. Pr., itsed to justify the demoli- 
tion of the religious houses at the Reformation. 

Dinna curse him, sir ; I have heard a good man 
say that a curse was like a stone flung up to 
the heavens, and maist like to return on his 
head that sent it. Scott. 

Dinna gut your fish till you get them. Sc. Pr. 

Dinna lift me before I fa'. Sc. Pr. 

Dinna scald your ain mou' wi ither folk's kail 1 
(broth). Sc. Pr. 

Di nos quasi pilas homines habent— The gods 
treat us mortals like so many balls to play with. 

Diogenes has well said that the only way to 
preserve one's liberty was being always 
ready to die without pain. Goethe. 

Dios es el que sana, y el medico lleva la plata 
— Though God cures the patient, the doctor 
pockets the fee. Sf>. Pr. 

Dios me de contienda con quien me entienda — 
God grant me to argue with such as understand 
me. S/>. Pr. 

Di picciol uomo spesso grand' ombra — A little c . 
man often casts a long shadow. It. Pr. 

Dira necessitas — Cruel necessity. Hor. 

Dirigo — I direct. M. 

Dirt is not dirt, but only something in the 
wrong place. Paltnerston. 

Diruit, asdificat, mutat quadrata rotundis — He 
pulls down, he builds up, he changes square into 
round. Hor 

Dir war das Ungliick eine strenge Schule — i 
Misfortune was for thee a hard school. Schiller. 

Disappointment is often the salt of life. Theo- 
dore Parker. 

Disasters, do the best we can, / Will reach 
both great and small ; / And he is oft the 
wisest man / Who is not wise at all. // 'ords- 

Disce aut discede — Learn or leave. 

Disce pati — Learn to endure. 

Disce, puer, virtutem ex me, verumque labo- 1 
rem, / Fortunam ex aliis — Learn, my son, 
valour and patient toil from me, good fortune 
from others. / irg. 

Disciplined inaction. Sir J. Macintosh, 

Discipulus est prions posterior dies — Each 
succeeding day is the scholar of the preceding. 
Pub. Syr. 

Discite justitiam moniti, et non temnere divos 
— Warned by me, learn justice, and not to de- 
spise the gods. I 'irg, 

Discit enim citius, meminitque libentius illud / 
Quod quis deridet quam quod probat et 
veneratur — Each learns more readily, and re- 
tains more willingly, what makes him laugh 
than what he approves of and respects. Hor. 

Discontent is like ink poured into water, which ! 
fills the whole fountain full of blackness. It 
casts a cloud over the mind, and renders it 
more occupied about the evil which disquiets 
it than about the means of removing it. 





Discontent is the want of self-reliance ; it is 
infirmity of will. Emerson. 

Discontent makes us to lose what we have ; 
contentment gets us what we want. Fret- 
ting never removed a cross nor procured 
a comfort ; quiet submission doth both. 

Discontents are sometimes the better part of 
our life. Feltham. 

Discord oft in music makes the sweeter lay. 

Discreet women have neither eyes nor ears. 
Fr. Pr. 

Discrepant facta cum dictis — The facts don't 
agree with the statements. Cic. 

Discretion / And hard valour are the twins of 
honour, / And, nursed together, make a 
conqueror ;/ Divided, but a talker. Beaumont 
and Fletcher. 

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a 
guide to us in all the duties of life. La 

Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar s of 
life ; the one preserves, the other sweetens 
it. Boz'ee. 

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, 
and to speak agreeably to him with whom 
we deal is more than to speak in good words 
or in good order. Bacon. 

Discretion, the best part of valour, Beaumont 
and Fletcher. 

Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eye, / 
Misprising what they look on. Much Ado, 
iii. i. 

Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth / In 
strange eruptions, and the teeming earth / 
Is with a kind of cholic pinch'd and vex'd / 
By the imprisoning of unruly wind / Within 
her womb, which, for enlargement striving, / 
Shakes the old beldam earth, and topples 
down / Steeples and moss-grown towers. 
Hen. IV., iii. i. 

Diseases, desperate grown, / By desperate 
appliance are relieved, / Or not at alL 
Ham., iv. 3. 

Diseur de bons mots — A sayer of good things ; 
a would-be wit. Fr. 

Diseuse de bonne aventure — A mere fortune- 
teller. Fr. 

Disgrace consists infinitely more in the crime 
than in the punishment. Bacon. 

Disguise our bondage as we will, / 'Tis woman, 
woman rules us still. Moore. 

Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery, 
thou art a bitter draught. Sterne. 

Dishonesty is the forsaking of permanent for 
temporary advantages. Bovee. 

Dishonest men conceal their faults from them- 
selves as well as others ; honest men know 
and confess them. Bovee. 

Dishonesty will stare honesty out of counte- 
nance any day in the week, if there is any- 
thing to be got by it. Dickens. 

Dishonour waits on perfidy. The villain / 
Should blush to think a falsehood ; 'tis the 
crime/ Of cowards. C. Johnson. 

Disillusion is the chief characteristic of old age. 

Disjecta membra — Scattered remains. 

Disjecti membra poeta? — Limbs of the dismem- 
bered poet. Hor. 

Disjice compositam pacem, sere crimina belli — 
Dash the patched-up peace, sow the seeds of 
wicked war. / 'try, 

Dismiss your vows, your feigned tears, your 
flattery ; / For where a heart is hard, they 
make no battery. Shakespeare. 

Disobedience is the beginning of evil and the 
broad way to ruin. D. Davies. 

Disorder in a drawing-room is vulgar ; in an 30 
antiquary's study, not ; the black stain on a 
soldier's face is not vulgar, but the dirty face 
of a housemaid is. Ruskin. 

Disorder is dissolution, death. Carlyle. 

Disorder makes nothing at all, but unmakes 
everything. Prof. Blackie. 

Disponendo me, non mutando me — By dis- 
placing, not by changing me. .]/. 

Disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies — The 
itch for controversy is the scab of the Church. 
Wot ton. 

Dissensions, like small streams at first begun, / 35 
Unseen they rise, but gather as they run. 

Dissimulation in youth is the forerunner of 
perfidy in old age. Blair. 

Dissimulation is but faint policy, for it asketh 
a strong wit and a strong heart to know 
when to tell the truth and to do it. Bacon. 

Distance produces in idea the same effect as 
in real perspective. Scott. 

Distance sometimes endears friendship, and 
absence sweeteneth it. Howell 

Distinction is an eminence that is attained but 40 
too frequently at the expense of a fireside. 

Distinction is the consequence, never the 
object, of a great mind. IV. A listen. 

Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan / 
Puffing at all, winnows the light away. '1 roil, 
and Cress., i. 3. 

Distingue — Distinguished ; eminent ; gentleman- 
like. Fr. 

Distinguished talents are not necessarily con- 
nected with discretion. Junius. 

Distortion is the agony of weakness. It is the 45 
dislocated mind whose movements are spas- 
modic. U'illmott. 

Distrahit animum librorum multitudo — A mul- 
titude of books distracts the mind. Sen. 

Distrait — Absent in mind. Fr. 

Distressed valour challenges great respect, 
even from enemies. Plutarch. 

Distringas — You may distrain. L. 

Distrust and darkness of a future state / 50 
Make poor mankind so fearful of their fate, / 
Death in itself is nothing ; but we fear / To 
be we know not what, we know not where, 

Dites-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que 
tu es — Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you 
what you are. Brillat-Savarin. 

Ditissimus agris — An extensive landed pro- 

Di tutte le arti maestro e amore — Love is master 
of all arts. It. Pr. 

Diversite, e'est ma devise — Variety, that is my 
motto. La Fontaine. 

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Dives aut iniquus est aut iniqui haeres — A 

rich man is an unjust man, or the heir of one. 

Dives est, cui tanta possessio est, ut nihil optet 

amplius — He is rich who wishes no more than 

he has. Cic. 
Dives qui fieri vult, / Et cito vult fieri — He who 

wishes to become rich, is desirous of becoming so 

at once. J ' nv. 
Divide et impera — Divide and govern. 
5 Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana sedi- 

ficavit urbes — Divine nature gave the fields, 

man's invention built the cities. larro. 
Divination seems heightened to its highest 

power in woman. A. B. Alcott. 
Divine love is a sacred flower, which in its 

early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom 

is heaven. Heroey. 
Divine moment, when over the tempest-tossed 

soul, as over the wild-weltering chaos, it was 

spoken : Let there be light. Even to the 

greatest that has felt such a moment, is it 

not miraculous and God-announcing ; even 

as, under simpler figures, to the humblest 

and least ? Carlyle. 
Divine Philosophy, by whose pure light / We 

first distinguish, then pursue the right ; / 

Thy power the breast from every error 

frees, / And weeds out all its vices by 

degrees. Juv. 
10 Divine right, take it on the great scale, is found 

to mean divine might withal. Carlyle. 
Divines but peep on undiscovered worlds, / 

And draw the distant landscape as they 

please. Drydeit. 
Divinity should be empress, and philosophy 

and other arts merely her servants. Luther. 
Divitiae grandes homini sunt, vivere parce / 

.^Equo animo — It is great wealth to a man to 

live frugally with a contented mind. Liter. 

Divitia? virum faciunt — Riches make the man. 

15 Divitiarum et format gloria fluxa atque fragilis ; 

virtus clara aeternaque habetur — The glory of 

wealth and of beauty is fleeting and frail ; virtue 

is illustrious and everlasting. Sail. 
Divitis servi maxime servi — Servants to the rich 

are the most abject. 
Divorce from this world is marriage with the 

next. Talmud. 
Dla przyjaciela nowego / Nie opuszczaj sta- 

rego ! — To keep a new friend, never break with 

the old. Russ. Pr. 
Do as others do, and few will laugh at you. 

Dan. Pr. 
20 Do as the bee does with the rose, take the 

honey and leave the thorn. Atner. Pr. 
Do as the lassies do; say "No" and tak' it. 

Sc. Pr. 

Dobrze to w kazdym znales'c przyjaciela !— 

How delightful to find a friend in every one. 

Brot izinski, 
Docendo discimus — We learn by teaching. 
Dochters zijn broze waren — Daughters are 

fragile- ware. Dut. Fr. 
25 Doch werdet ihr nie Herz zu Herzen schaffen / 

Wenn es auch nicht von Herzen geht Yet 

will ye never bring heart to heart unless it goes 

out of your own. G <ethe. 
Dociles imitandis / Turpibus ac pravis omnes 

sumus— We ate all easily taught to imitate « bat 

is base and depraved. Juz>. 

Docti rationem artis intelligunt, indocti volup- 
tatem — The learned understand the principles 
of art, the unlearned feel the pleasure only. 

Doctor Luther's shoes don't fit every village 
priest. Ger. Pr. 

Doctor utriusque legis — Doctor of both civil and 
canon law. 

Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam / Rectique 3 
cultus pectora roborant — But instruction im- 
proves the innate powers, and good discipline 
strengthens the heart. Hor. 

Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set 
up and stuffed. Ward Beecher. 

Does Homer interest us now, because he wrote 
of what passed beyond his native Greece, 
and two centuries before he was born ; or 
because he wrote what passed in God's world, 
which is the same after thirty centuries ? 

Do falta dicha, por demas es diligencia — Dili- 
gence is of no use where luck is wanting. 
Sj>. Pr. 

Dogmatic jargon, learn'd by heart, / Trite 
sentences, hard terms of art, / To vulgar 
ears seem so profound, / They fancy learning 
in the sound. Gay. 

Do good and throw it into the sea ; if the fish 3 
know it not, the Lord will. Turk. Pr. 

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. 

Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy 
enemy to gain him. Ben. Franklin. 

Dogs should not be taught to eat leather (so in- 
dispensable for leashes and muzzles). Ger. Pr. 

Dogs that bark at a distance ne'er bite at hand. 
Sc. Pr. 

Doing good is the only certainly happy action 4 
of a man's life. Sir P. Sianey. 

Doing is activity ; and he will still be doing. 
Hen. /'., iii. 7. 

Doing is the great thing ; for if people reso- 
lutely do what is right, they come in time 
to like doing it. Raskin. 

Doing leads more surely to saying than saying 
to doing. / 'inet. 

Doing nothing is doing ill. Pr. 

Dolce far niente— Sweet idleness. TV. 4 

Dolci cose a vedere, e dolci inganni — Things 
sweet to see, and sweet deceptions. Ariosto. 

Dolendi modus, timendi non autem — There is 
a limit to grief, but not to fear. J 'liny. 

Doli non doli sunt, nisi astu colas — Fraud is not 
fraud, unless craftily planned. Plan:. 

Dolium volvitur — Anempty vesselrollseasily. Pr. 

Dolori affici, sed resistere tamen — To be affected i 
with grief, but still to resist it. Pliny. 

Dolus an virtus, quis in hoste requirat ? — Who 
inquires in an enemy whether it be stratagem or 
valour? Virg. 

Dolus versatur in generalibus— Fraud deals in 
1 tlilies. L. 

Domandar chi nacque prima, 1'uovo ola gallina 
— Ask which was first produced, the egg or the 
hen. It. Pr. 

Domestic happiness is the end of almost all our 
pursuits, and the common reward of all our 
pains. Fielding. 

Domestic happiness! thou only bliss 'Of hap- J 
piness that has survived the Fall. < 'ovuftr. 


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Domi manere convenit felicibus — Those who are 

happy at home should remain at home. Pr. 
Domine, dirige nos — Lord, direct us! 
Domini pudet, non servitutis — I am ashamed of 
my master, but not of my condition as a servant. 
Dominus illuminatio mea — The Lord is my light. 

Dominus providebit — The Lord will provide. M. 
Dominus videt plurimum in rebus suis — The 

master sees best in his own affairs. Pkeed. 
Dominus vobiscum, et cum spiritu tuo— The 

Lord be with you, and with thy spirit. 
Domitae naturae— Of a tame nature. 
Domus arnica domus optima — The house of a 

friend is the best house. 
Domus et placens uxor — Thy house and pleasing 

Domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium — The 
safest place of refuge for every man is his own 
home. Coke. 
Dona praesentis cape laetus horse, et / Linque 
severa — Gladly enjoy the gifts of the present 
hour, and banish serious thoughts. Hor. 
Donatio mortis causa — A gift made in prospect 

of death. L. 
Don de plaire — The gift of pleasing. Fr. 
Donee eris felix multos numerabis amicos ; / 
Tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris — So 
long as you are prosperous you will reckon 
many friends ; if fortune frowns on you, you 
will be alone. Ovid. 
Done to death by slanderous tongues. Much 

Ado, v. 3. 
Donna di finestra, uva di strada — A woman at 
the window is a bunch of grapes by the wayside. 
It. Pr. 
Donna e mobile come piume in vento— Woman is 

as changeable as a feather in the wind. Verdi. 
Donner de si mauvaise grace qu'on n'a pas 
d'obligation — To give so ungraciously as to do 
away with any obligation. Fr. 
Donner une chandelle a Dieu et une au diable 
— To give one candle to God and another to the 
devil. Fr. Pr. 
Donner, mais, si vous pouvez, epargnez au 
pauvre, la honte de tendre la main — Give, 
but, if possible, spare the poor man the shame of 
holding out the hand. Diderot. 
Dono dedit — Gave as a gift. 

Do not allow your daughters to be taught 
letters by a man, though he be a St. Paul or 
a St. Francis of Assisi. The saints are in 
heaven. Bp. Liguori. 
Do not ask if a man has been through college. 
Ask if a college has been through him. 
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, / Show 
me the steep and thorny way to heaven, / 
Whilst, like a puffed and reckless libertine, / 
Himself the primrose path of dalliancetreads, / 
And recks not his own rede. Ham., i. 3. 
Do not flatter your benefactors. Buddhist Pr. 
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose / 

That you resolv'd to effect. Tempest, iii. 2. 
Do not give dalliance / Too much the rein ; the 
strongest oaths are straw / To the fire i' the 
blood. Be more abstemious, / Or else good 
night your vow. Tempest, iv. 1. 
Do not halloo till you are out of the wood. Pr. 

Do not lose the present in vain perplexities 30 
about the future. If fortune lours to-day, 
she may smile to-morrow. Sir T. Martin. 
Do not refuse the employment which the 
hour brings you for one more ambitious. 
Do not talk Arabic in the house of a Moor. 

Sp. Pr. 
Do not tell a friend anything that you would 

conceal from an enemy. A r. Pr. 
Do not think of one falsity as harmless, and 
one as slight, and another as unintended. 
Cast them all aside ; it is better our hearts 
should be swept clean of them. Ruskin. 
Do not train boys to learning by force or harsh- 35 
ness ; but direct them to it by what amuses 
their minds, so that you may be the better 
able to discover with accuracy the peculiar 
bent of the genius of each. Plato. 
Do not trouble yourself too much about the 
light on your statue ; the light of the public 
square will test its value. Michael Angelo to 
a young sculptor. 
Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. 
Don t bewail and moan. Omit the negative 
propositions. Nerve us with incessant 
affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejec- 
tion, nor bark against the bad, but chant the 
beauty of the good. Emerson. 
Don't be " consistent," but be simply true. 

Don't budge, if you are at ease where you are. 

Ger. Pr. 
Don't despise a slight wound or a poor relative. 40 

Han. Pr. 
Don't dissipate your powers ; strive constantly 
to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can 
do whatever it sees others doing, but it is 
sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay^ 
Don terrible de la familiarite— The terrible gift 

of familiarity. Mirabeau. 
Don't fly till your wings are fledged. Ger. Pr. 
Don't hate ; only pity and avoid those that 

follow lies. Carlyle. 
Don't put too fine a point to your wit, for fear 45 

it should get blunted. Cervantes. 
Don't quit the highway for a short cut. Port. 

Don't reckon your chickens before they are 

hatched. Pr. 
Don't throw away the old shoes till you've got 

new ones. Hut. Pr. 
Donum exitiale Minervae — The fatal gift to 
Minerva, i.e., the wooden horse, by means of 
which the Greeks took Troy. / irg. 
Do on the hill as ye do in the ha'. Sc. Pr. 50 

Do right ; though pain and anguish be thy lot, / 
Thy heart will cheer thee when the pain's 
forgot ; / Do wrong for pleasure's sake, then 
count thy gains, /The pleasure soon departs, 
the sin remains. Bp. Shuttleivorth. 
Dormit aliquando jus, moritur nunquam— A 
right is sometimes in abeyance, but never abo- 
lished. L. 
Dormiunt aliquando leges, nunquam moriun- 
tur— The law sleeps sometimes, but never dies. 
Dos dane— Saddleback {lit. ass's back). Fr. 
Dos est magna parentum / Virtus— The virtue 55 
I of parents is a great dowry. Hor. 


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Dos est uxoria lites— Strife is the dowry of a 
wife. Ovid. 

Aocns o'dXi-yij re, (piX-q re— Gift both dainty and 
dear. Ho»i. 

Dos linajes solo hay en el mundo, el " tener " 
y el "no tener" — There are but two families 
in the world, those who have, and those who 
have not. Cervantes. 

A6s \x.ol ttov <tt£> /ecu ttjv yr/v Kivrjaio — Give 
me where to stand, and I will move the earth. 
A rchimedcs. 
5 Dost thou love life ? Then do not squander 
time, for that is the stuff life is made of. 
B. Franklin. 

Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say 
aye ; / And I will take thy word. Yet if 
thou swear'st, / Thou may'st prove false ; at 
lovers' perjuries / They say Jove laughs. 
Rom. and Jul., ii. 2. 

Dost thou love pictures ? We will fetch thee 
straight / Adonis painted by a running 
brook ; I And Cytherea all in sedges hid ; / 
Which seem to move and wanton with her 
breath ; / Even as the waving sedges play 
with wind. Tam. the Shrew, Ind. 2. 

Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, 
there are to be no more cakes and ale ? 
Twelfth Night, ii. 3. 

Do that which is assigned you, and you can- 
not hope too much or dare too much. Emer- 


10 Do the duty that lies nearest to you. Every 

duty which is bidden to wait returns with 

seven fresh duties at its back. Kingsley. 
Do the duty which lies nearest to thee. Thy 

second duty will already have become clearer. 

Curly le. 
Do thine own task, and be therewith content. 

Doth not the appetite alter ? A man loves the 

meat in his youth that he cannot endure in 

his age. Much Ado, ii. 3. 
Doth the eagle know what is in the pit, / 

Or wilt thou go ask the mole ? William 

15 Do thy little well, and for thy comfort know, / 

Great men can do their greatest work no 

better than just so. Goethe. 
Double, double, toil and trouble, / Fire burn, 

and caldron bubble. Macb., iv. 1. 
Double, double toil and trouble ; that is the 

life of all governors that really govern ; not 

the spoil of victory, only the glorious toil of 

battle can be theirs. Carlyle. 
Double entendre — A double meaning. Fr. 
Double entente — Double signification. Fr. 
20 Doubting the reality of love leads to doubting 

everything. A miel. 
Doubting things go ill often hurts more / Than 

to be sure they do. Cymbelin,-, i. 7. 
Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient 

inquiry leadeth the way. //. 
Doubt is the abettor of tyranny. Ami.!. 
Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass 

before they can enter into the temple of 

wisdom. Cotton. 
25 Doubtless the pleasure is as great / Of being 

cheated as to cheat. Butler. 
Doubt of any sort cannot be removed except 

by action. Goethe. 

Doubt thou the stars are fire ; / Doubt that 

the sun doth move ; Doubt truth to be a 

liar ; / But never doubt I love. Ham., ii. 2. 
Douceur — A bribe. Fr. 
Do ut des — I give that you may give. Maxivi 

0/ Bismarck. 
Doux yeux — Tender glances. Fr. 3 

Dove bisognan rimedj, il sospirar non vale — 

Where remedies are needed, sighing is of no use. 

It. Pr. 
Dove e grand' amore, quivi e gran dolore — 

Where the love is great the pain is great. It. Pr. 
Dove e il Papa, ivi e Roma — Where the Pope is, 

Rome is. //. I-r. 
Dove e l'amore, la e l'occhio — Where love is, there 

the eye is. It. Pr. 
Dove entra il vino, esce la vergogna — When S 

wine enters modesty goes. It. Pr. 
Dove la voglia e pronta, le gambe son leggiere 

— When the will is prompt, the legs are light. 

//. Pr. 
Do weel and doubt nae man ; do ill and doubt 

a' men. Sc. P>: 
Do we not all submit to death ? The highest 

sentence of the law, sentence of death, is 

passed on all of us by the fact of birth : yet 

we live patiently under it, patiently undergo 

it when the hour comes. Carlyle. 
Dower'd with the hate of hate, the scorn of 

scorn, / The love of love. Tennyson, 0/ the 

Do what he will, he cannot realise / Half he 4 

conceives — the glorious vision flies ; Go 

where he may, he cannot hope to find The 

truth, the beauty pictured in the mind. 

Do what we can, summer will have its flies ; if 

we go a-fishing, we must expect a wet coat. 

Down, thou climbing sorrow ; / Thy element's 

below. King Lear, ii. 4. 
Downward to climb and backward to advance. 

Downy sleep, death's counterfeit. Macb., iii. 2. 
Do you think the porter and the cook have no 4 

anecdotes, no experiences, no wonders for 

you? Snterson. 
Do you wish to find out the really sublime ? 

Repeat the Lord's Prayer. Napoleon. 
Dramatis personae — Characters represented. 
Draw thyself from thyself. Goethe. 
Dream after dream ensues, / And still they 

dream that they shall still succeed / And still 

are disappointed. Covuper. 
Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no 5 

end to illusion. Emerson. 
Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes. / 

When monarch reason sleeps, this mimic 

wakes ; / Compounds a medley of disjointed 

things, / A mob of cobblers and a court of 

kings ; / Light fumes are merry, grosser 

fumes are sad ; / Both are the reasonable 

soul run mad. Dryden. 
Dreams are excursions into the limbo of tilings, 

a semi-deliverance from the human prison. 

Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and 

legend, who sport on the earth in the night 

season, and melt away with the first beams 

of the sun. Dickens. 


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Dreams are the children of an idle brain, / 
Begot of nothing but vain phantasy ; J Which 
are as thin of substance as the air, / And 
more inconstant than the wind. Rom. and 
Jul., i. 4. 
Dreams ; books, are each a world ; and books, 
we know, / Are a substantial world, both 
pure and good ; / Round these, with tendrils 
strong as flesh and blood, / Our pastime and 
our happiness will grow. Wordsworth. 
Dreams, indeed, are ambition ; for the sub- 
stance of the ambitious is merely the shadow 
of a dream. Ham., ii. 2. 
Dreams., in general, take their rise from those 
incidents that have occurred during the day. 
Dreams in their development have breath / 
And tears and torture and the touch of joy ;/ 
They leave a weight upon our waking 
thoughts ; / They take a weight from off 
our waking toils ; / They do divide our 
being ; they become a portion of ourselves 
as of our time, / And look like heralds of 
eternity. Byron. 
Dreigers vechten niet — Those who threaten don't 

fight. Dnt. Pr. 
Dress has a moral effect upon the conduct of 

mankind. Sir J. Barrington. 
Drinking water neither makes a man sick nor 

in debt, nor his wife a widow. John Nieal. 
Drink nothing without seeing it, sign nothing 
without reading it. Port. Pr. 
3 Drink not the third glass, which thou canst 
not tame / When once it is within thee ; but 
before, / May'st rule it as thou list ; and pour 
the shame, / Which it would pour on thee, 
upon the floor. G. Herbert. 
Drink to me only with thine eyes, / And I will 
pledge with mine ; / Or leave a kiss but in 
the cup, / And I'll not look for wine. Ben 
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and 
running waters out of thine own well. Bible. 
Drive a coach and six through an act of parlia- 
ment. Baron S. Rice. 
Drive a cow to the ha , and she'll run to the 
byre. .SV. Pr. 
5 Drive thy business, let not thy business drive 
thee. Franklin. 
Droit d'aubaine — The right of escheat ; windfall. 
Droit des gens — Law of nations. Fr. 
Droit et avant — Right and forward. Fr. 
Droit et loyal — Right and loyal. Fr. 
Drones hive not with me. Mer. of Ven., ii. 5. 
Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Bible. 
Drudgery and knowledge are of kin, / And 
both descended from one parent sin. 6". Butler. 
Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution 
or of a bad memory ; — of a constitution so 
treacherously good than it never bends till 
it breaks ; or of a memory that recollects 
the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but for- 
gets the pains of getting sober. Cotton. 
Drunkenness is voluntary madness. Sen. 
!5 Apvos irecroucrris was avi)p ^vXeverat — When an 
oak falls, every one gathers wood. Men. 
Dry light is ever the best, i.e.., from one who, as 
disinterested, can take a dispassionate view of a 
matter. Heraclitus. 
Dry shoes won t catch fish. Gael P>:^*>' 

Duabus sedere sellis— To sit between two stools. 
Du bist am Ende was du bist — Thou art in the 

end what thou art. Goethe. 
Dubitando ad veritatem pervenimus — By way 30 

of doubting we arrive at the truth. Cic. 
Dubiam salutem qui dat afflictis, negat— He 

who offers to the wretched a dubious deliverance, 

denies all hope. Sen. 
Ducats are clipped, pennies are not. Ger. 

Duce et auspice — Under his guidance and 

auspices. M. 
Duces tecum — You must bring with you (certain 

documents). L. 
Duce tempus eget — The time calls for a leader. 35 

Du choc des esprits jaillissent les etincelles — 

When great spirits clash, sparks fly about. Fr. 

Ducis ingenium, res / Adversae nudare solent, 

celare secunda? — Disasters are wont to reveal 

the abilities of a general, good fortune to conceal 

them. Hor. 
Ducit amor patriae — The love of country leads 

me. M. 
Du cote de la barbe est la toute-puissance — 

The male alone has been appointed to bear rule. 

Ductor dubitantium— A guide to those in doubt. 40 
Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt— Fate 

leads the willing, and drags the unwilling. Sen. 
from Cleanthes. 
Du fort au faible — On an average {lit. from the 

strong to the weak). Fr. 
Du glaubst zu schieben und du wirst geschoben 

— Thou thinkest thou art shoving and thou art 

shoved. Goethe. 
Du gleichst dem Geist. den du begreifst / Nicht 

mir— Thou art like to the spirit which thou coin- 

prehendest, not to me. Goethe. 
Du hast das nicht, was andre haben, /45 

Und andern mangeln deine Gabe ; / Aus 

dieser Unvollkommenheit / Entspringt die 

Geselligkeit — Thou hast not what others 

have, and others want what has been given 

thee ; out of Guch defect springs good-fellowship. 

Du haut de ces pyramides quarante siecles 

nous contemplent — From the height of these 

pyramids forty centuries look down on us. 

Napoleon to his troops in Egypt. 
Dulce domum — Sweet home. A school song: 
Dulce est desipere in loco — It is pleasant to play 

the fool (i.e. relax) sometimes. Hor. 
Dulce est miseris socios habuisse doloris — It 

is a comfort to the wretched to have companions 

in misfortune. 
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori— It is 50 

sweet and glorious to die for one's country. Hor. 
Dulce periculum — Sweet danger. M. 
Dulce sodalitium — A pleasant association of 

Dulcibus est verbis alliciendus amor — Love is 

to be won by affectionate words. Pr. 
Dulcique animos novitate tenebo— And I will 

hold your mind captive with sweet novelty. 
Dulcis amor patria?, dulce videre suos— Sweet 55 
is the love of country, sweet to see one's kindred. 


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Dulcls inexpertis cultura potentis amici ; / 
Expertus metuit — The cultivation of friendship 
with the great is pleasant to the inexperienced, 
hut he who has experienced it dreads it. Hor. 

Dull, conceited hashes, / Confuse their brains 
in college classes ; / They gang in stirks, 
and come oot asses, / Plain truth to speak. 

Dull not device by coldness and delay. Othello, 
ii. 3. 

Dumb dogs and still waters are dangerous. 
Ger. Pr. 
5 Dumbie winna lee. Sc. Pr. 

Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, / More 
than quick words do move a woman's mind. 
Two Cent, of l'er. s iii. 1. 

Dum deliberamus quando incipiendum incipere 
jam serum est — While we are deliberating to 
begin, the time to begin is past. Quinet. 

Dum fata fugimus, fata stulti incurrimus — 
While we flee from our fate, we like fools rush 
on it. Buchanan. 

Dum in dubio est animus, paulo momento hue 
illuc impellitur — While the mind is in suspense, 
a very little sways it one way or other. 'Per. 
10 Dum lego, assentior — Whilst I read, I assent. 

Dum loquor. hora fugit — While I am speaking, 
time flies. Ovid, 

Dummodo morata recte veniat, dotata est 
satis — Provided she come with virtuous prin- 
ciples, a woman brings dowry enough. Plaut. 

Dummodo sit dives, barbarus ipse placet — If 
he be only rich, a very barbarian pleases us. 

Dum ne ob malefacta peream, parvi aestimo — 
Sobe I do not die for evil-doing, I care little for 
dying. Plaut. 
15 Du moment qu'on aime, on devient si doux— 
From the moment one falls in love, one becomes 
sweet in the temper. Mannontel. 

Dum se bene gesserit — So long as his behaviour 
is good. L. 

Dum singnli pugnant, universi vincuntur— 
While they fight separately, the whole are con- 
quered. Tacit. 

Dum spiro, spero— While I breathe, I hope. M. 

Dum tacent, clamant — While silent, they cry 
aloud, i.e., their silence bespeaks discontent. 
20 Du musst steigen oder sinken, / Du musst herr- 
schen und gewinnen, / Oder dienen und ver- 
lieren, / Leiden oder triumphiren, / Amboss 
oder Hammer sein — Thou must mount up or 
sink down, must rule and win or serve and lose, 
suffer or triumph, be anvil or hammer. Goethe. 

Dum vires annique sinunt, tolerate Iabores : / 
Jam veniet tacito curva senecta pede— While 
your strength and years permit, you should en- 
dure labour ; bowed old age will soon come on 
with silent foot. Ovid. 

Dum vitant stulti vitia, in contraria currunt — 
While fools shun one set of faults, they run into 
the opposite one. Hor. 

Dum vivimus, vivamus— While we live, let us 
live. M. 

D'une vache perdue, e'est quelque chose de 

recouvrer la queue When a cow is lost, it 

is something to recover the tail. /■ r. Pr. 

25 Duo quum faciunt idem non est idem— When 

two do the same thing, it is nit the same. lei. 

Duos qui sequitur lepores neutrum capit — He 

who follows two hares is sure to catch neither. 

Dupes indeed are many ; but of all dupes there 

is none so fatally situated as he who lives in 

undue terror of being duped. Carlyle. 
Durante beneplacito — During good pleasure. 
Durante vita— During life. 
Dura piu incudine che il martello — The anvil 30 

lasts longer than the hammer. //. Pr. 
Durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis — 

Be patient, and preserve yourself for better 

times, lirg. 
Durch Verniinfteln wird Poesie vertrieben / 

Aber sie mag das Verniiftige lieben — Poetry 

loves what is true in reason, but is scared away 

(dispersed) by subtlety in reasoning. Goethe. 
Durum et durum non faciunt murum— Hard 

and hard {i.e., without mortar) do not make a 

Durum ! Sed levius fit patientia / Quicquid 

corrigere est nefas — 'Tis hard! But that 

which we are not permitted to correct is ren- 
dered lighter by patience. Hor. 
Durum telum necessitas — Necessity is a hard 35 

weapon. Pr. 
Du sollst mit dem Tode zufrieden sein. / Warum 

machst du dir das Leben zur Pein? — Thou 

shouldst make peace {lit. be content) with death. 

Why then make thy life a torture to thee? 

Dusting, darning, drudging, nothing is great 

or small, / Nothing is mean or irksome : love 

will hallow it all. Dr. H 'alter Smith. 
Dust long outlasts the storied stone. Byron. 
Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return. 

Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas — There 40 

is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. 

Dutchmen must have wide breeches. Fris. 

Duties are but coldly performed which are but 

philosophically fulfilled. Mrs. Jameson. 
Duties are ours ; events are God's. Cecil. 
Duty by habit is to pleasure turn'd ; / He is 

content who to obey has learn'd. Sir P.. 

Duty demands the parent's voice I Should sane- 45 

tify the daughter's choice, , In that is due 

obedience shown ; To choose belongs to her 

alone. Moore. 
Duty, especially out of the domain of love, 

is the veriest slavery in the world. /. G. 

Duty has the virtue of making- us feel the 

reality of a positive world, while at the 

same time it detaches us from it. Amiel. 
Duty is a power which rises with us in the 

morning, and goes to bed with us in the 

evening. Gladstone. 
Duty is the demand of the passing hour. 

Duty scorns prudence, and criticism has few 50 

terrors for a man with a great purpose. 

Duty -the command of Heaven, the eldest voice 

of God. Kingeley. 
Dux fcemina facti — A woman the leader in the 

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Each animal out of its habitat would starve. 

Each change of many-colour'd life he drew, / 

Exhausted worlds, and then imagined new. 

Each creature is only a modification of the 

other ; the likeness in them is more than the 

difference, and their radical law is one and 

the same. Emerson. 
Each creature seeks its perfection in another. 

Each day still better other's happiness, / Until 

the heavens, envying earth's good hap, / 

Add an immortal title to your crown, Rich. 

JL, i. i. 
Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts 

us to the next world, and the old man lives 

among graves. Jean Paul. 
Each good thought or action moves /The dark 

world nearer to the sun, Whittier. 
Each heart is a world. You find all within 

yourself that you find without. The world 

that surrounds you is the magic glass of the 

world within you. Lavater. 
Each human heart can properly exhibit but 

one love, if even one ; the "first love, which 

is infinite," can be followed by no second like 

unto it. Carlyle. 
.0 Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, / The rude 

forefathers of the hamlet sleep. Gray. 
Each man begins the world afresh, and the 

last man repeats the blunders of the first. 

A miel. 
Each man can learn something from his neigh- 
bour ; at least he can learn to have patience 

with him — to live and let live. Kingsley. 
Each man has his fortune in his own hands, 

as the artist has a piece of rude matter, 

which he is to fashion into a certain shape. 

Each man has his own vocation ; his talent is 

his call. There is one direction in which all 

space is open to him. Erne/sou. 
.5 Each man sees over his own experience a 

certain stain of error, whilst that of other 

men looks fair and ideal. Emerson, 
Each man's chimney is his golden milestone, 

is the central point from which he measures 

every distance through the gateways of the 

world around him. Longfellow, 
Each mind has its own method. A true man 

never acquires after college rules. Emerson. 
Each must stand on his glass tripod, if he 

would keep his electricity. Emerson. 
Each one of us here, let the world go how it 

will, and be victorious or not victorious, has 

he not a life of his own to lead ? Carlyle. 
!0 Each particle of matter is an immensity, each 

leaf a world, each insect an inexplicable 

compendium. Lavater. 
Each plant has its parasite, and each created 

thing its lover and poet. Emerson. 
Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief. 

Each sin at heart is Deicide. Aubrey de Vere 

{the younger). 

Each substance of a grief hath twenty 
shadows, / Which show like grief itself, but 
are not so ; / For sorrow's eye, glazed with 
blinding tears, / Divides one thing entire to 
many objects. Rich. //., ii. 2. 

Each thing is a half, and suggests another thing 25 
to make it whole ; as spirit, matter ; man, 
woman ; odd, even ; subjective, objective ; in, 
out ; motion, rest ; yea, nay, Emerson. 

Each thing lives according to its kind ; the 
heart by love, the intellect by truth, the 
higher nature of man by intimate com- 
munion with God, Chapin. 

Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in 
time might make the worst man good. Ben. 

Ea fama vagatur — That report is in circulation. 

Eagles fly alone ; they are but sheep that 
always herd together. Sir P. Sidney, 

Eamus quo ducit gula — Let us go where our 30 
appetite prompts us. lirg. 

Early and provident fear is the mother of 
safety. Burke. 

Early birds catch the worms. Sc. Pr. 

Early, bright, transient, chaste, as morning 
dew, / She sparkled, was exhaled, and went 
to heaven. Young. 

Early master soon knave (servant). Sc. Pr. 

Early start makes easy stages, Amer. Pr. 35 

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man 
healthy, wealthy, and wise. Pr. 

Earn well the thrifty months, nor wed / Raw 
Haste, half-sister to Delay. Tennyson. 

Earnest and sport go well together. Dan. Pr. 

Earnestness alone makes life eternity. Goethe. 

Earnestness in life, even when carried to an 40 
extreme, is something very noble and great. 
IV. v. Humboldt. 

Earnestness is a quality as old as the heart of 
man. G Giljillan. 

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered byreason. 

Earnestness is the cause of patience ; it gives en- 
durance, overcomes pain, strengthens weak- 
ness, braves dangers, sustains hope, makes 
light of difficulties, and lessens the sense of 
weariness in overcoming them. Bavee. 

Earnestness is the devotion of all the faculties. 

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand 45 
sure. Browning. 

Earth felt the wound ; and Nature from her 
seat, / Sighing through all her work, gave 
sign of woe / That all was lost, .tin ton. 

Earth has scarcely an acre that does not re- 
mind us of actions that have long preceded 
our own, and its clustering tombstones loom 
up like reefs of the eternal shore, to show us 
where so many human barks have struck 
and gone down. Chaf>in. 

Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. 

Earth hath nothing more tender than a 
woman's heart when it is the abode of piety. 

Earth is here (in Australia) so kind, just tickle 50 
her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. 
Douglas Jerrold, 

Earthly pride is like a passing flower, that 
springs to fall and blossoms but to die. 
Kirke White. 


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Earth, sea, man, are all in each. Dante 

Gabriel Rossetti. 
Earth, that's Nature's mother, is her tomb. 

Rom. and Jul., ii. 3, 
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in 

sure and certain hope of the Resurrection. 

Burial Service. 
Earth, turning from the sun, brings night to 

man. 1 'oung. 
5 Earth with her thousand voices praises God, 

Earth's crammed with heaven, / And every 

common bush afire with God. Leigh. 
Earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected. 

Ease and honour are seldom bed-fellows. 

Sc. Pr. 
Ea sola voluptas / Solamenque mali — That was 

his sole delight and solace in his woe. Virg. 
10 East and west, home (hame) is best. Eng. and 

Sc. Pr. 
Ea sub oculis posita negligimus ; proximorum 

incuriosi, longinqua sectamur — We disregard 

the things which lie under our eyes ; indifferent 

to what is close at hand, we inquire after things 

that are far away. Pliny. 
Easy-crying widows take new husbands 

soonest ; there's nothing like wet weather 

for transplanting. Holmes. 
Easy writing's curst hard reading. Sheridan. 
Eat at your own table as you would eat at the 

table of the king. Confucius. 
15 Eat at your pleasure, drink in measure. Pr: 
Eating little and speaking little can never do 

harm. Pr. 
Eating the bitter bread of banishment. Rich. 

II., iii. 1. 
Eat in measure and defy the doctor. Sc. Pr. 
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please 

others. Ben. Franklin. 
20 Eat-weel's drink-weel's brither. Sc. Pr. 
Eat what you like, but pocket nothing. Pr. 
Eau benite de cour— False promises (lit. holy 

water of the court). Fr. 
Eau sucree — Sugared water. Fr. 
'Eavrof TLp.upovp.evos — The self-tormentor. 

25 Ebbe il migliore / De' miei giorni la patria — The 

best of my days I devoted to my country. It. 
E bello predicare il digiuno a corpo pieno — It is 

easy to preach fasting with a full belly. It. Pr. 
Eben die ausgezeichnetsten Menschen bediir- 

fen der Religion am meisten, weil sie die 

engen Grenzen unseres menschlichen Ver- 

standes am liebhaftesten empfinden — It is 

just the most eminent men that need religion 

most, because they feel most keenly the narrow 

limits of our human understanding. Ca'tvos. 
Eben wo Begriffe fehlen, / Da stellt ein Wort 

zur rechten Zeit sich ein— It is just where ideas 

fail that a word comes most opportunely to the 

rescue. Goethe. 
E buon comprare quando un altro vuol vendere 

• — It is well to buy when another wishes to sell. 

It. Pr. 
30 Ecce homo— Behold the man ! Pontius Pilate. 
Ecce iterum Crispinus !— Another Crispinus, by 

Jove! (a profligate at the court of llomitian). 


Eccentricity has always abounded when and 
where strength of character has abounded ; 
and the amount of eccentricity in a society 
has been proportional to the amount of 
genius, mental vigour, and moral courage it 
contained. That so few now dare to be 
eccentric, marks the chief danger of the 
time. /. S. Mill, 

Eccentricity is sometimes found connected 
with genius, but it does not coalesce with 
true wisdom., Jay. 

Ecce signum — Here is the proof. 

Eccovi l'uom ch' e stato all 1 Inferno — See, there's 35 
the man that has been in hell. It. (Said of 
Dante by the people of I'erona.) 

Echoes we : listen ! / We cannot stay, / As 
dewdrops glisten, / Then fade away Shelley. 

Echo is the voice of a reflection in a mirror. 

'Ex#pos yap p.01 Keivos, 6/iws 'Ai'dao irv\ri<jiv, / 
"Os x' '^ Ti pov p-tv Kevdei hi (ppecrtv, &\\o 8e 
/3ajet — Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is 
he who conceals one thing in his mind and utters 
another. Horn. 

'Exfy>WJ' tidwpa 8Qpa — An enemy's gifts are no 
gifts. Soph, 

Eclaircissement — The clearing up of a thing. Fr. 40 

Eclat de rire — A burst of laughter, Fr. 

E ccelo descendit yv(x>Qi. aeavrov— From heaven 
came down the precept,, " Know thyself." Juv. 

Economy does not consist in the reckless re- 
duction of estimates ; on the contrary, such a 
course almost necessarily tends to increased 
expenditure. There can be no economy 
where there is no efficiency. Disraeli. 

Economy is an excellent lure to betray people 
into expense. Zimmcrmaun. 

Economy is half the battle of life ; it is not so 45 
hard to earn money as to spend it. Spttrgeon. 

Economy is the parent of integrity, of liberty, 
and of easej and the beauteous sister of 
temperance, of cheerfulness, and health. 

Economy no more means saving money than 
it means spending money. It means the ad- 
ministration of a house, its stewardship ; 
spending or saving, that is, whether money 
or time, or anything else, to the best possible 
advantage. Kits/an. 

E contra — On the other hand. 

E contrario — On the contrary. 

Ecorcher l'anguille par la queue— To begin at 50 
the wrong end (lit. to skin an eel from the tail). 

Ecrasons l'infame — Let us crush the abomination, 
i.e., superstition. Voltaire. 

Edel ist, der edel thut — Noble is that noble does. 
Ger. Pr. 

Edel macht das Gemiith, nicht das Gebliit— 
It is the mind, not the blood, that ennobles. 
Ger. Pr. 

Edel sei der Mensch / Hiilfreich und gut / Denn 
das allein / Unterscheidet ihn / Von alien 
Wesen / Die wir kennen — He man noble, help- 
ful, and good; for that alone distinguishes him 
from all the beings we know. Goethe. 

Edition de luxe — A splendid and expensive edi- 55 
tionofabook. Fr. 

Editiones expurgatae— Kditions with objection- 
able passages eliminated. 


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Editio princeps — The original edition. 

Edo, ergo ego sum — I eat, therefore I am. 
Monkish Pr 

Educated persons should share their thoughts 
with the uneducated, and take also a certain 
part in their labours. Ruskin. 

Educate men without religion, and you make 
them but clever devils. Wellington. 
5 Education alone can conduct us to that enjoy- 
ment which is at once best in quality and 
infinite in quantity. H. Mann. 

Education begins its work with the first breath 
of the child. Jean Paul. 

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, 
good company, and reflection must finish 
him. Locke. 

Education commences at the mother's knee, 
and every word spoken within the hearing 
of little children tends towards the forma- 
tion of character. //. Ballon. 

Education does not mean teaching people to 
know what they do not know ; it means 
teaching them to behave as they do not 
behave. Ruskin. 
10 Education gives fecundity of thought, copious- 
ness of illustration, quickness, vigour, fancy, 
words, images, and illustrations ; it decorates 
every common thing, and gives the power of 
trifling without being undignified and absurd. 
Sydney Smith. 

Education, however indispensable in a culti- 
vated age, produces nothing on the side of 
genius. Where education ends, genius often 
begins. Isaac Disraeli. 

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than 
a standing army. E. Everett. 

Education is generally the worse in proportion 
to the wealth and grandeur of the parents. 
D. Swift. 

Education is only like good culture ; it changes 
the size, but not the sort. Ward Beecher. 
15 Education is only second to nature. H. Bush- 

Education is our only political safety. Outside 
of this ark all is deluge. //. Maun. 

Education is the apprenticeship of life. Will- 
mo tt. 

Education is the constraining and directing of 
youth towards that right reason which the 
law affirms, and which the experience of the 
best of our elders has sanctioned as truly 
great. Plato. 

Education is the only interest worthy the deep, 
controlling anxiety of the thoughtful man. 
Wendell Phillips. 
20 Education is the leading human souls to what 
is best, and making what is best of them. 
The training which makes men happiest in 
themselves also makes them most serviceable 
to others. Ruskin. 

Education may work wonders as well in warp- 
ing the genius of individuals as in seconding 
it. A. B. Alcott. 

Education of youth is not a bow for every man 
to shoot in that counts himself a teacher, 
but will require sinews almost equal to those 
which Homer gave Ulysses. Milton. 

Education ought, as a first principle, to stimu- 
late the will to activity. Zachariae. 

Education should be as broad as man. Emer- 

"H TjKiffTO. t) TJbiffTa— Either the least or the 25 

Een diamant van eene dochter wordt een glas 

van eene vrouw — A diamond of a daughter 

becomes a glass of a wife. Dut. Pr. 
Een dief maakt gelegenheid — A thief makes op- 
portunity. Dut. Pr. 
E'en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, / 

E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. 

Een hond aan een been kent geene vrienden 

—A dog with a bone knows no friends. Dut. 

Een kleine pot wordt haast heet — A little pot 30 

becomes soon hot. Dut. Pr. 
Eenmaal is geen gewoonte — Once is no custom. 

Dut. Pr. 
Een once geduld is meer dan een pond vers- 

tand — One ounce of patience is worth more than 

a pound of brains. Dut. Pr. 
E'en though vanquished he could argue still. 

r/ evdai/novia. tu)v avTcipxw eo"rt— Happiness is 

theirs who are sufficient for themselves, A rist. 
Effloresco— I flourish, M. 35 

Effodiunturopes, irritamentamalorum — Riches, 

the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth. 

Efforts, to be permanently useful, must be 

uniformly joyous, — a spirit all sunshine, — 

graceful from very gladness, — beautiful be- 
cause bright. Carlylc. 
Effugit mortem, quisquis contempserit : timi- 

dissimum quemque consequitur — Whoso de- 
spises death escapes it, while it overtakes him 

who is afraid of it. Curt. 
E flamma cibum petere— To live by desperate 

means {lit. to seek food from the flames). Pr. 
Efter en god Avler kommer en god Oder— 40 

After an earner comes a waster. Dan. Pr. 
Eftsoons they heard a most melodious sound. 

E fungis nati homines — Upstarts {lit, men born 

of mushrooms). 
Egad 1 I think the interpreter is the hardest to 

be understood of the two. Sheridan. 
t] yap (pvens j3e(3aiov, ov ra xpVf J - aTa — It is 

only the character of a man, not his wealth, that 

is stable. A ?-ist. 
Egen Arne er Guld vaerd — A hearth of one's own 45 

is worth gold. Dan. Pr. 
Eggs and oaths are easily broken. Dan. Pr. 
Eggs of an hour, bread of a day, wine of a 

year, but a friend of thirty years is best. 

It. Pr. 
E77t'a' trdpa o'arr] — Be security, and mischief 

is nigh. 7'hales. 
Egli ha fatto il male, ed io mi porto la pena— 

He has done the mischief, and I pay the penalty. 

//. Pr. 
Egli vende l'uccello in su la frasca — He sells the 50 

bird on the branch. //. Pr. 
Egli venderebbe sino alia sua parte del sole — 

He would sell even his share in the sun. //. Pr. 
'H y\(3(T<r' 6p.djp.ox 1 , V ^ <pprjv avui/wrns — My 

tongue has sworn, but my mind is unsworn. 

Ego apros occido, alter fruitur pulpamento— I 

kill the boars, another enjoys their flesh. Pr. 


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Ego de caseo loquor, tu de creta respondes— 

While I talk to you of cheese, you talk to me of 

chalk. Erasmus. 
Ego ero post principia — I will get out of harm's 

way {lit. I will keep behind the first rank). Ter. 
Ego et rex meus — I and my king. Cardinal 

Ego hoc feci— That was my doing. 
5 Egoism is the source and summary of all faults 

and miseries whatsoever. Carfyle. 
Ego meorum solus sum meus — I am myself the 

only friend I have. Ter. 
Ego nee studium sine divite vena, / Nee rude 

quid prosit video ingenium — I see not what 

good can come from study without a rich vein of 

genius, or from genius untrained by art Hoi; 
Ego primam tollo, nominor quoniam Leo — I 

carry off the first share because my name is Lion. 

Pliiedr. in the fable 0/ the lion a-hunting with 

■weaker companions. 
Ego, si bonam famam mihi servasso, sat ero 

dives — If I keep my good character, I shall be 

rich enough. Plant. 
10 Ego spem pretio non emo — I do not purchase 

hope with money, i.e., I do not spend my resources 

upon vain hopes. Ter. 
Ego sum, ergo omnia sunt— I am, and therefore 

all things are. 
Ego sum rex Romanus et supra grammaticam 

■ — I am king of the Romans, and above grammar. 

The Emperor Sigismund at the Council of 

Egotism erects its centre in itself; love places 

it out of itself in the axis of the universal 

whole. Schiller. 

Egotism is the tongue of vanity. Chamfort. 
16 Egotists are the pest of society. Emerson. 

Egotists cannot converse ; they talk to them- 
selves only. A. IS. Alcott, 

Egregii mortalem, altique silenti — A being of 
extraordinary and profound silence. Hor. 

Eher schatzet man das Gute / Nicht, als bis 
man es verlor — We do not learn to value our 
blessings till wc have lost them. Herder. 

Ehestand, Wehestand — State of wedlock, state of 
sorrow Ger. Pr. 
20 Eheu ! fugaces, Posthume, Posthume, / Labun- 
tur anni, nee pietas moram / Rugis et instanti 
senectae / Afferet, indomitaeque morti— Alas ! 
Posthumus, our years glide fleetly away, nor can 
piety stay wrinkles and advancing age and un- 
vanquished death. Hor. 

Eheu ! quam brevibus pereunt ingentia causis ! 
— Alas! what trifling causes often wreck the 
vastest enterprises. Claud. 

Ehren und Leben /Kami Niemandzut uck geben 
— No man can give ba< I. honour and life Ger. Pr. 

Ehret die Frauen ! Sie flechten und weben/ 
Himmlische Rosen ins irdische Leben — 
Honour to the women 1 they plait and weave 
roses of heaven for tin- life of earth. Schiller. 

Ehret die Frauen ! Sie stricken und weben / 
Wollene Striimpfe fiirs frostige Leben — 
Honour to the women I they knit and weave 
worsted sloe kings for our frosty life I'olkswitz, 
25 Ehrlich wahrt am langsten— Honesty lasts 
longest. Ger. Pr. 

Ei oc dtbv av-qp tis ZXtreTai XaOenev / 'Enouii', 
afittpTdvei— lfany man hopes thai his deeds will 
pass unobserved by the Deity, he is mistaken! 
/ indar. 

Eident (diligent) youth makes easy age. Sc. Pr. 

Eifersucht ist eine Leidenschaft, die mit Eifer 
sucht was Leiden schafft— Jealousy is a pas- 
sion which seeks with zeal what yields only 
misery. Sch leiermacher. 

Eigenliebe macht die Augen triibe— Self-love 
clouds the eyes. Ger. Pr. 

" Ei ist Ei," sagte der Kiister, aber er nahm 30 
das Gans Ei — "An egg is an egg," said the 
sexton, but he took the goose-egg. Ger. Pr. 

Eild and poortith are ill to thole, i e , age and 
poverty are hard to bear Sc, Pr. 

Eild should hae honour, i.e., old people should. 
Sc. Pr. 

Eile mit Weile — Haste with leisure. Ger. Pr. 

Ein alter Fuchs lauft nicht zum zweiten Mai 
in's Garn — An old fox does not run into the snare 
a second time. Ger. Pr, 

Ein Arzt darf auch dem Feind sich nicht 35 
entziehen — A physician may not turn his back 
even on an enemy Gulzkou/, 

Ein Augenblick, gelebt im Paradiese, / Wird 
nicht zu theuer mit dem Tod gebiisst — A 
moment lived in paradise is not purchased too 
dearly at the ransom of death. Schiller. 

Einbildungskraft wird nur durch Kunst, be- 
sonders durch Poesie geregelt. Es ist nichts 
fiirchterlicher als Einbildungskraft ohne 
Geschmack — Power of imagination is regulated 
only by art, especially by poetry. There is 
nothing more frightful than imaginative faculty 
without taste, Goethe, 

Einblasereien sind der Teufels Redekunst — 
Insinuations are the devil's rhetoric. Goethe. 

Ein Diadem erkampfen ist gross ; es weg- 
werfenist gottlich — To gain a crown by fighting 
for it is great ; to reject it is divine. Schiller. 

Ein Ding ist nicht bos, wenn man es gut 40 
versteht — A thing is not bad if we understand 
it well. Ger. Pr. 

Eine Bresche ist jeder Tag, / Die viele 
Menschen erstiirmen ; / Wer da auch fallen 
mag, / Die Todten sich niemals thurmen — 
Every day is a rampart breach which many men 
are storming ; fall in it who may, no pile is form- 
ing of the slain. Goethe. 

Ein edler Mann wird durch ein gutes Wort / 
Der Frauen weit gefuhrt — A noble man is led 
a long way by a good word from women. Goethe, 

Ein edler Mensch zieht edle Menschen an / 
Und weiss sie fest zu halten — A noble man 
attracts noble men, and knows how to hold them 
fast. Goethe. 

Ein edles Beispiel macht die schweren Thaten 
leicht A noble example makes difficult enter- 
prises easy. Goethe. 

Eine grosse Epoche hat das Jahrhundert 45 
geboren ; / Aber der grosse Moment findet 
ein kleines Geschlecht — Tire century has given 
birth lo a gn.u epoch, but it is a small race the 
gnat moment appeals 10. Schiller. 

Eine Halfte der Welt verlacht die andere — 
One half of the world laughs at the other half. 
Ger. Pr. 

Eine Handvoll Gewalt ist besser als Sackvoll 
Recht A handful of might is belter than a 

sai 1. 1 ul of right. Co. Pr. 
Ein eigen Herd, ein braves Weib. sind Gold 
und Perlen werth — A hearth ol one's own and 

a good wile aie as good a., gold and pearls. 
Ger. Pr. 


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Einen Wahn verlieren macht weiser als eine 

Wahrheit finden — Getting rid of a delusion 

makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. 


Einer kann redet und Sieben konnen singen 

— One can speak and seven can sing. Ger. Pr. 
Einer neuen Wahrheit nichts ist schadlicher 
als ein alter Irrtum — Nothing is more harmful 
to a new truth than an old error. Goethe. 
Eine Rose gebrochen, ehe der Sturm sie ent- 
blattert — A rose broken ere the storm stripped its 
petals. Lessing. 
Eine schone Menschenseele finden / Ist Gewinn 
— It is a true gain to find a beautiful human soul. 
Ein Esel schimpft den andern Langohr— One 

ass nicknames another Longears. Ger. Pr. 
Eines schickt sich nicht fur Alle ! / Sehe jeder 
wie er's treibe, / Sehe jeder wo er bleibe, / 
Und wer steht, dass er nicht falle — One thing 
does not suit every one ; let each man see how he 
gets on, where his limits are ; and let him that 
standeth take heed lest he fall. Goethe. 
Ein Feind ist zu viel, und hundert Freunde 
sind zu wenig — One foe is too manyj a hundred 
friends are too few. Ger. Pr. 
Ein fester Blick, ein hoher Mut, / Die sind zu 
alien Zeiten gut — A steady eye and a lofty mind 
are at all times good, Bechstein. 
iO Ein geistreich aufgeschlossenes Wort / Wirkt 
auf die Ewigkeit. The influence of a spiritually 
elucidated (or embodied) word is eternal. Goethe. 
Eingestandene Uebereilung ist oft lehrreicher, 
als kalte iiberdachte Unfehlbarkeit — A con- 
fessed precipitancy is often more instructive than 
a coldly considered certainty. Lessing. 
Ein Gift, welches nicht gleich wirkt, ist darum 
kein minder gefahrliches Gift — A poison which 
does not take immediate effect is therefore none 
the less a dangerous poison. Lessing. 
Ein Gott ist, ein heiliger Wille lebt, / Wie 
auch der menschliche wanke ; / Hoch iiber 
der Zeit und dem Raume webt / Lebendig 
der hochste Gedanke — A god is, a holy will 
lives, however man's will may waver ; high over 
all time and space the highest thought weaves 
itself everywhere into life's web. Schiller. 
Ein grosser Fehler ; dass man sich mehr diinkt 
als man ist, und sich weniger schatzt, als 
man werth ist— It is a great mistake for people 
to think themselves more than they are, and 
to value themselves less than they are worth. 
15 Ein Herz das sich mit Sorgen qualt / Hat 
selten frohe Stunden — A heart which tortures 
itself with care has seldom hours of gladness. 
Old Ger. Song. 
Ein jeder ist sich selbst der grosste Feind— 

Every one is his own greatest enemy. Schejer. 
Ein jeder lebt's, nicht vielen ist's bekannt — 
Though every one lives it (life), it is not to many 
that it is known. Goethe, 
Ein jeder lernet nur, was er lerneu kann ; / 
Doch der den Augenblick ergreift, / Das ist 
der rechte Mann — Each one learns only what 
he can ; yet he who seizes the passing moment 
is the proper man. Goethe- 
Ein jeder Wechsel schreckt den Gliicklichen— 
Every change is a cause of uneasiness to the 
favoured of fortune. Schiller. 
20 Ein Komodiant konnt' einen Pfarren lehren— 
A playactor might instruct a parson. Geethe. 

Ein Kranz ist gar viel leichter binden / Als 
ihm ein wiirdig Haupt zu finden- It is very 
much easier to bind a wreath than to find a head 
worthy to wear it. Goethe. 

Ein langes Hoffen ist siisser, als ein kurzes 
Ueberraschen — A long hope is sweeter than a 
short surprise. Jean Paul. 

Ein leerer Sack steht nicht aufrecht— An empty 
sack does not stand upright. Ger. Pr. 

Ein machtiger Vermittler ist der Tod— Death 
is a powerful reconciler. Schiller, 

Einmal gerettet, ist's fur tausend Male— To 25 
be saved once is to be saved a thousand times. 

Ein Mann der recht zu wirken denkt ' Muss 
auf das beste Werkzeng halten — A man who 
intends to work rightly must select the most 
effective instrument. Goethe. 

Ein Mann, ein Wort ; ein Wort, ein Mann — A 
man, a word ; a word, a man. Ger. Pr. 

Ein Mensch ohne Verstand ist auch ein Mensch 
ohne 'Wille — A man without understanding is 
also a man without will or purpose. Feuerbach. 

Ein Miihlstein wird nicht moosig — A millstone 
does not become covered with mo.-s. Ger. Pr. 

Ein niedrer Sinn ist stolz im Gliick, im Leid 30 
bescheiden ; / Bescheiden ist im Gliick ein 
edler, stolz im Leiden — A vulgar mind is proud 
in prosperity and humble in adversity; a noble 
mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adver- 
sity. Riickert. 

Ein "Nimm hin ' : ist besser als zehn " Helf 
Gott"— One "Take this" is better than ten of 
" God help you." Ger. Pr. 

Ein offenes Herz zeigt eine offene Stirn— An 
open brow shows an open heart. Schiller. 

Ein Pfennig mit Recht ist besser denn tausend 
mit Unrecht — A penny by right is better than 
a thousand by wrong. Ger. Pr. 

Ein Schauspiel fur Gotter, / Zwei Liebende 
zu sehn 1 — To witness two lovers is a spectacle 
for gods. Goethe. 

Ein Theil bin ich von jener Kraft, / Die stets 35 
das Bose will und stets das Gute schafft — 
I am a part of that power which continually wills 
the evil and continually creates the good. Meph~ 
istopiieles, in " Faust." 

Ein Titel muss sie erst vertraulich machen — A 
degree is the first thing necessary to bespeak 
confidencein your profession. Goethe, in "Faust." 

Ein Tropfen Hass, der in dem Freudenbecher / 
Zuriickbleibt, macht den Segensdrank zum 
Gifte — A drop of hate that is left in the cup of 
joy converts the blissful draught into poison. 

Ein unterrichtetes Volk lasst sich leicht re- 
gieren — An educated people can be easily 
governed. Frederick the Great. 

Ein iippig lastervolles Leben biisst sich / In 
Mangel und Erniedrigung allem — Only in 
want and degradation can a life of sensual profli- 
gacy be atoned for. Schiller. 

Ein Vater ernahrt eher zehn Kinder, denn zehn 40 
Kinder einen Vater — One father supports ten 
children sooner than ten children one father. 
Ger. Pr. 
Ein Vergmigen erwarten ist auch ein Verg- 
niigen— To look forward to a pleasure is also a 
pleasure. Lessing. 
Ein Volk ohne Gesetze gleicht einem Menschen 
ohne Grundsatze — A people without laws is like 
a man without principles. Zachariie. 



Ein vollkommener Widerspruch / Bleibt gleich 
geheimnissvoll fur Kluge wie fiir Thoren — 
A flat contradiction is ever equally mysterious to 
wise folks as to fools. Goethe. 

Ein Wahn der mich begliickt, / 1st eine Wahr- 
heit wert die mich zu Boden driickt — An 
illusion which gladdens me is worth a truth which 
saddens me (///. presses me to the ground). 

Ein wandernd Leben / Gefallt der freien Dich- 
terbrust — A wandering life delights the free 
heart of the poet. Anon. 

Ein wenig zu spat ist viel zu spat — A little too 
late is much too late. Ger. Pr. 
5 Ein Wdrtlein kann ihn fallen — A little word can 
slay him. Luther, of the Pope. 

Ein Wort nimmt sich, ein Leben nie zuriick — 
A word may be recalled, a life never. Schiller. 

Ei's avrjp ovdels av-qp — One man is no man. 

Gr. Pr. 
Either sex alone is half itself. Tennyson. 
Eith (quickly) learned, soon forgotten. Sc. Pr. 
10 Et tl ayadov O^Xeis, vapa creavrou \df3e — 

If you would have anything good, seek for it 

from yourself. A rrian. 
Ejusdem farinae — Of the same kidney (lit. meal). 
Ejusdem generis — Of the same kind. 
El agujero llama al ladron — The hole tempts the 

thief. Sp. Pr. 
El amor verdadero no sufre cosa encubierta — 

True love suffers no concealment. Sp. Pr. 
15Elati animi comprimendi sunt — Minds which are 

toe much elated ought to be kept in check. 
El corazon manda les carnes — The heart bears 

up the body. Sp. Pr. 
El corazon no es traidor — The heart is no traitor. 

Sp. Pr. 
El dar es honor, y el pedir dolor — To give is 

honour ; to lose, grief. Sp. Pr. 
El diablo saba mucho, porque es viejo — The 

devil knows a great deal, for he is old. Sp. 

20 El dia que te casas, o' te matas 6 te sanas— 

The day you marry, it is either kill or cure. Sf>. 

El Dorado — A region of unimagined wealth fabled 

at one time to exist in S. America ; a dreamland 

of wealth. Sp. 
Elegance is necessary to the fine gentleman, 

dignity is proper to noblemen, and majesty 

to kings. J/azlitt. 
Elegit — He has chosen. A writ empowering a 

creditor to hold lands for payment of a debt. L. 
Elephants endors'd with towers. Milton. 
25 Eleve le corbeau, il te crevera les yeux Bring 

up a raven, he will pick out your eyes. pr. Pr. 
Elige eum cujus tibi placuit et vita et oratio — 

Make choice of him who recommends himself to 

you by his life as well as address. Sen. 
Elk het zijne is niet te veel — Every one his 

own is not too much. Dut. Pr. 
Ell and tell is gude merchandise, i.e., ready 

money is. Sc. Pr. 
Elle a trop de vertus pour n'etre pas chr^tienne 

— She has too many virtues not to be a Christian. 

30 Elle n'en fit point la petite bouche— She did not 

mince matters (lit. make a small mouth about 

it). Pr. Pr. 

Elle riait du bout des dents — She gave a forced 

laugh (lit. laughed with the end of her teeth). 

Pr. Pr. 
El malo siempre piensa engano — The bad man 

always suspects some knavish intention. Sp. 

El mal que de tu boca sale, en tu seno se cae 

— The evil which issues from thy mouth falls into 

thy bosom. Sp. Pr. 
El mal que no tiene cura es locura — Folly is 

the one evil for which there is no remedy. Sp. 

Elocution is the adjustment of apt words and 35 

sentiments to the subject in debate. Cic. 
Eloignement — Estrangement. Pr. 
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little 

room for reason or reflection, but addresses 

itself entirely to the fancy or the affections, 

captivates the willing hearers, and subdues 

their understanding. Hume. 
Eloquence is a pictorial representation of 

thought. Pascal. 
Eloquence is in the assembly, not in the 

speaker. II 'm. Pitt. 
Eloquence is like flame : it requires matter to 40 

feed on, motion to excite it, and it brightens 

as it burns. Tac. 
Eloquence is the appropriate organ of the 

highest personal energy. Emerson. 
Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When 

the mind is full, like a wholesome river, it is 

also clear. Disraeli. 
Eloquence is the language of nature, and 

cannot be learned in the schools. Col/on. 
Eloquence is the painting of thought ; and 

thus those who, after having painted it, still 

add to it, make a picture instead of a por- 
trait. Pascal. 
Eloquence is the poetry of prose. Bryant. 45 
Eloquence is the power to translate a truth 

into language perfectly intelligible to the 

person to whom you speak. Emerson. 
Eloquence is to the sublime as a whole to its 

part. La Bruycic. 
Eloquence must be grounded on the plainest 

narrative. Emerson. 
Eloquence shows the power and possibility of 

man. E.-icrson. 
Eloquence the soul, song charms the sense. 50 

Eloquence, to produce her full effect, should 

start from the head of the orator, as Pallas 

from the brain of Jove, completely armed 

and equipped. Col/on. 
El pan comido, la compafiia deshecha — The 

bread eaten, the company dispersed. Sp. Pr. 
El pie del dueno estierco para la heredad — The 

foot of the owner is manure for the farm. Sp. I'r. 
El que trabaja, y madia, hila oro— He that 

labours and perseveres spins gold. Sp. Pr, 
El rey va hasta do poede, y nc hasta do quiere 55 

— The king goes as far as he may, not as far as 

he would. ~ Sp. Pr. 
El rey y la patria — For king and country. Sp. 
El rio pasado, el santo olvidado — The river 

(danger) past, the saint (delivery) forgotten. Sp. 

I'r. ' 

El sabio muda consejo, el necio no— The wise 

man i-hanges his mind, the fool never. Sp. Pr. 
El secreto a voces— An open secret. Calderon. 


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El tiempo cura el enfermo, que ne el unguento — 
It is time and not medicine that cures the disease. 
Sp. Pr. 

Elucet maxime animi excellentia magnitu- 
doque in despiciendis opibus— Excellence and 
greatness of soul are most conspicuously displayed 
in contempt of riches. 

El villano en su tierra, y el hidalgo donde 
quiera — The clown in his own country, the gen- 
tleman where he pleases. Sp. Pr. 

Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, / Brought 
from a pensive through a happy place. 
5 E mala cosa esser cattivo, ma e peggiore esser 
conosciuto — It is a bad thing to be a knave, but 
worse to be found out. It. Pr. 

Emas non quod opus est, sed quod necesse 
est : / Quod non opus est, asse carum est — 
Buy not what you want, but what you need ; 
what you don't want is dear at a cent. Cato. 

Embarras de richesses — An encumbrance of 
wealth. D'Allainvat. 

Embonpoint — Plumpness or fulness of body. 

E meglio aver oggi un uovo, che dimani una 
gallina — Better an egg to-day than a hen to- 
morrow. It. Pr. 
10 E meglio cader dalla finestra che dal tetto — 
It is better to fall from the window than the 
roof. It. Pr. 

E meglio dare che non aver a dare — Better give 
than not have to give. It. Pr. 

E meglio domandar che errare — Better ask than 
lose your way. It. Pr. 

E meglio esse fortunato che savio — 'Tis better 
to be born fortunate than wise. It. Pr. 

E meglio esser uccel di bosco che di gabbia — 
Better to be a bird in the wood than one in the 
cage. It. Pr. 
15 E meglio il cuor felice che la borsa — Better the 
heart happy than the purse (full). It. Pr. 

E meglio lasciare che mancare — Better leave 
than lack. It. Pr. 

E meglio perder la sella che il cavallo — Better 
lose the saddle than the horse. It. Pr. 

E meglio sdrucciolare col pie che con la lingua 
■ — Better slip with the foot than the tongue. 
It. Pr. 

E meglio senza cibo restar che senz' onore — 
Better be without food than without honour. 
It. Pr. 
20 E meglio una volta che mai— Better once than 
never. It. Pr. 

E meglio un buon amico che cento parente — 
One true friend is better than a hundred rela- 
tions. It. Pr. 

■}] fiev yap <ro<pia ovSev decopei f£ uv ecrrai 
evSalfiuv avdpcoTros — Wisdom never contem- 
plates what will make a happy man. Arist. 

Emere malo quam rogare — I had rather buy 
than beg. 

Emerge from unnatural solitude, look abroad 
for wholesome sympathy, bestow and re- 
ceive. Dickens. 
25 Emeritus — One retired from active official duties. 

Emerson tells us to hitch our waggon to a star ; 
and the star is without doubt a good steed, 
when once fairly caught and harnessed, but 
it takes an astronomer to catch it. /. 

Emerson wants Emersonian epigrams from 

Carlyle, and Carlyle wants Carlylean thunder 

from Emerson. The thing which a man's 

nature calls him to do, what else is so well 

worth his doing ? John Borroughs. 
Eminent positions are like the summits of 

rocks ; only eagles and reptiles can get 

there. Mine. Necker. 
Eminent stations make great men greater and 

little men less. La Bruyere. 
Emori nolo, sed me esse mortuum nihil euro 30 

■ — I would not die, but care not to be dead. 

Emotion is always new. Victor Hugo. 
Emotion is the atmosphere in which thought 

is steeped, that which lends to thought its 

tone or temperature, that to which thought is 

often indebted for half its power. H. K. 

Emotion, not thought, is the sphere of music ; 

and emotion quite as often precedes as 

follows thought. //. A'. Haiveis. 
Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading 

on to thought or action, is the element of 

madness. John Sterling. 

'E,uoD davovros yala p.t.x^V T ^ irvpi — When I 35 
am dead the earth will be mingled with fire. 
A non. 

Empfindliche Ohren sind, bei Madchen so 
gut als bei Pferden, gute Gesundheits- 
zeichen — In maidens as well as in horses, sensi- 
tive ears are signs of good health. Jean Paul. 

Empires and nations flourish and decay, / By 
turns command, and in their turns obey. 

Empires are only sandhills in the hour-glass 
of Time ; they crumble spontaneously by the 
process of their own growth. Draper. 

Empires flourish till they become commercial, 
and then they are scattered abroad to the 
four winds. Wm. Blake. 

Empirical sciences prosecuted simply for their 40 
own sake, and without a philosophic ten- 
dency, resemble a face without eyes. Schopen- 

Employment and hardships prevent melan- 
choly. Johnson. 

Employment gives health, sobriety, and morals. 
D. Webster. 

Employment is enjoyment. Pr. 

Employment is Nature's physician, and is 
essential to human happiness. Galen. 

Employ thy time well if thou meanest to gain 45 
leisure, and, since you are not sure of a 
minute, throw not away an hour. Ben. 

'F./Airoblfci tov \6yov 6 $6/3os — Fear hampers 
speech. Demades. 

Empressement — Ardour ; warmth. Fr. 

Empta dolore docet experientia — Experience 
bought with pain teaches effectually. Pr. 

Empty vessels make the most noise. Pr. 

Emulation admires and strives to imitate great 50 
actions ; envy is only moved to malice. 

Emulation, even in the brutes, is sensitively 
nervous ; see the tremor of the thorough- 
bred racer before he starts. Buhver Lvtton. 

E multis paleis paulum fructus collegi — Out of 
much chaff I have gathered little grain. Pr. 


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Emunctse naris-Of nice discernment (lit. scent). 

"Ei/a . . . a\\a \iovra— One, but a lion. JEsop. 
En ami— As a friend. Fr. 

En amour comme en amitie, un tiers souvent 
nous embarrasse-A third person is often an 
annoyance to us in love as in friendship. / > ■ 
5 En arriere — In the rear. Fr. 
En attendant— In the meantime 
En avant — Forward ; on. Fr. 
En badinant— In jest. Fr. 
En beau— In a favourable light. 
10 En bloc— In a lump. Fr. t 

En boca cerrada no entra mosca-Fhes don t 

enter a shut mouth. Sp. Pr. 
En bon train— In a fair way. Fr. 
En buste— Half-length. Fr. 
En cada tierra su uso— Every country has its 
own custom. Sp. Pr. 
15 Encouragement after censure is as the sun 
after a shower. Goethe. 
En cueros— Naked. Sp. 

Endeavouring, by logical argument, to prove 
the existence of God, were like taking out a 
candle to look for the sun. Carlyle, after 
Endeavour not to settle too many habits at 
once, lest by variety you confound them, 
and so perfect none. Locke. 
En dernier ressort— As a last resource. Fr. 
20 En deshabille— In an undress. Fr. 

En Dieu est ma fiance— In God is my trust. M. 
En Dieu est tout— All depends on God. M. 
Endurance is nobler than strength, and 

patience than beauty. Ruskm. 
Endurance is the crowning quality, and 
patience all the passion, of great hearts. 
25 En echelon— Like steps. Fr. 

En effet— In fact ; substantially. Fr. 

Ene i Raad, ene i Sorg— Alone in counsel, alone 

in sorrow. Dan. Pr. 
En el rio do no hay pezes por demas es echar 
redes— It is in vain to cast nets in a river where 
there are no fish. Sp. Pr. 
En emoi— In a nutter or ferment. Fr. 
30 Energy may be turned to bad uses ; but more 
good may always be made of an energetic 
nature than of an indolent and impassive one. 
J. S. Mill. L . 

Energy will do anything that can be done in 
this world ; no talents, no circumstances, no 
opportunities will make a two-legged animal 
a man without it. Goethe. 
"Y.v Zf> Se viK$ Tl'XV, ov ffOe'vos—ln great 
acts it is not our strength but our good fortune 
that has triumphed, Pindar. 
En famille- -In a domestic state. Fr. 
Enfant gate du monde qu'il gatait— A child 
spoiled l>y the world which he spoiled. .Said of 
I ■oltaire. 
35 Enfants de famille— Children of the family. Fr. 
Enfants perdus -The forlorn hope (lit. lost 

children). Fr. 
Enfants terribles Dreadful children ; precocious 
youths who say and do rash things to the annoy- 
ance of theit more conservative seniors. Fr, 
Enfant trouve— A foundling. Fr. 

Enfermer le loup dans la bergerie— To shut up 
the wolf in the sheepfold ; to patch up a wound 
or a disease. Fr. Pr. 
En fin les renards se trouvent chez le pelletier« 

foxes come to the furrier's in the end. /' r. 1 r. 

Enflamed with the study of learning and the 
admiration of virtue ; stirred up with high 
hopes of living to be brave men and worthy 
patriots, dear to God, and famous to all 
ages. Milton. 
En foule— In a crowd. Fr. 
England expects this day that every man 
shall do his duty. Nelson, his signal at 
England is a domestic country: here home 
is revered and the hearth sacred. Disraeli. 
England is a paradise for women and a hell 4 
for horses ; Italy a paradise for horses and 
a hell for women. Burton. 
England is safe if true within itself. 3 H' n - 

VI., iv. 1. , .„ 

English speech, the sea that receives tribu- 
taries from every region under heaven. 
En grace affie— On grace depend. Fr. 
En grande tenue— In full dress. Fr. 
En habiles gens— Like able men. Fr. 
Enjoying things which are pleasant, that is not 
the evil ; it is the reducing of our moral self 
to slavery by them that is. Carlylc. 
Enjoyment soon wearies both itself and us ; 

effort, never. Jean Paul. 
Enjoyment stops when indolence begins. Pol- 
Enjoy the blessings of this day, if God sends 
them, and the evils bear patiently and 
sweetly. For this day only is ours; we 
are dead to yesterday and we are not born 
to to-morrow. Jeremy Taylor. 
Eniov what God has given thee, and willingly 
dispense with what thou hast not. Every 
condition has its own joys and sorrows. 
Enjoy what thou hast inherited from thy sires 
if thou wouldst possess it ; what we em- 
ploy not is an oppressive burden ; what the 
moment brings forth, that only can it profit 
by. Goethe. 
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you 

must. Goethe. 
Enjoy your little while the fool is seeking for 

more. Sp. Pr. , 

Enjoy your own life without comparing it Witt 
I that of another. Condorcet. 
En la cour du roi chacun y estpour soi— In th< 
court of the king it is every one for himsell. t > 

Enlarge not thy destiny ; endeavour not to d( 
more than is given thee in charge. Gr. ( 'raeu 

En la rose je fleuris- In the rose I flourish. M. 

En mariage, comme ailleurs, contentemen 
passe richesse - In marriage, as in other states 
contentment is better than riches. Moliere 

En masse— In a body. Fr. 

En mauvaise odeur- -In bad repute. Fr. 

Ennemi ne s'endort -An enemy does not go t 
sleep. Fr. Pr, 

Ennui has perhaps made more gamblers tha 
I avarice, more drunkards than thirst, an 
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Ennui is a growth of English root, though 

nameless in our language. Byron. 
Ennui is a word which the French invented, 

though of all nations in Europe they know 

the least of it. Bancroft. 
Ennui is our greatest enemy. Justus Moser. 
Ennui is the desire of activity without the fit 

means of gratifying the desire. Bancroft. 
5 Ennui shortens life and bereaves the day of its 

light. Emerson. 
Ennui, the parent of expensive and ruinous 

vices. Ninon de I ' Encles. 
Enough is as good as a feast /v. 
Enough is better than too much. Pr. 
Enough is great riches. Pan. Pr. 
10 Enough is the wild-goose-chase of most men's 

lives. Brothers Mayheio. 
Enough — no foreign foe could quell / Thy soul, 

till from itself it fell ; / Yes, self-abasement 

paved the way / To villain bonds and despot 

sway. Byron. 
Enough requires too much ; too much craves 

more. Quarles. 
En papillote. — In curl-papers. Pr. 
En parole je vis — I live by the word. Pr. 
15 En passant — By the way. Pr. 

En pension — Board at a pension. Pr. 

En petit champ croit bien bon ble — Very good 

corn grows in a little field. Pr. Pr. 
En peu d'heure Dieu labeure — God works in 

moments, i.e., His work is soon done. Pr. 
En plein jour — In open day. Pr. 
20 En potence — In the form of a gallows. Pr. 
En presence — In sight of each other. Pr. 
En queue — Behind. 
Enquire not what is in another man's pot. 

En rapport— In relation ; in connection. Pr. 
25 En regie — According to rules, pr. 
En resume — Upon the whole. Pr. 
En revanche — In revenge ; to return ; to make 

amends. Pr. 
En route — On the way. Pr. 
En salvo esta el que repica — He is in safe 

quarters who sounds the alarm. S/. Pr. 
30 Ense et aratro — With sword and plough. Jf. 
En suite — In company. Pr. 

En suivant la verite — In following the truth, pr. 
Entente cordiale — A good or cordial understand- 
ing. Pr. 
Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm. Longfellow. 
35 Enthusiasm flourishes in adversity, kindles in 

the hour of danger, and awakens to deeds of 

renown. Dr. Chalmers. 
Enthusiasm gives life to what is invisible, and 

interest to what has no immediate action on 

our comfort in this world. M»ie. de St ail. 
Enthusiasm imparts itself magnetically, and 

fuses all into one happy and harmonious 

unity of feeling and sentiment. A. B. 

Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled ; 

mere excitement, outward, fantastical, hys- 
terical, and passing in a moment from tears 

to laughter. John Sterling. 
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and 

truth accomplishes no victories without it. 

Buhner Lytion. 

Enthusiasm is the height of man ; it is the 40 
passing from the human to the divine Emer- 

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be 
measured by the horse-power of the under* 
standing, t-.merson. 

Entienda primero, y habla postrero— Hear first 
and speak afterwards. Sf>. Pr. 

Entire affection hateth nicer hands. Spenser. 

Entire love is a worship and cannot be angry. 
Leigh Hunt. 

'TLv tQ> <ppoveiv yap fxr\hev t/Suttos /3/oy — The 45 
happiest life consists in knowing nothing. Soph. 

Entourage — Surroundings. Pr. 

En toute chose il faut considerer la fin— In 
everything we must consider the end. Pr. 

Entre chien et loup — In the dusk {lit. between 
dog and wolf). Pr. 

Entre deux vins — To be half-seas over ; to be 
mellow. Pr. 

Entre esprit et talent il y a la proportion du 50 
tout a sa partie — Wit is to talent as a whole to 
a part. La Bruyere. 

Entre le bon sens et le bon gout il y a la differ- 
ence de la cause a son effet — Between good 
sense and good taste, there is the difference 
as that between cause and effect. La Bruyere. 

Entre nos ennemis les plus a craindre sont 
souvent les plus petits — Of our enemies, the 
smallest are often the most to be dreaded. Z.<i 

Entre nous — Between ourselves, pr. 

Entzwei und gebiete — Divide and rule. Ger. Pr. 

Entzwei und gebiete ! Tiichtig Wort : Verein' 55 
und leite, Bessrer Hort — Divide and rule, an 
excellent motto : unite and lead, a better. 

En verite — In truth. 

En verite 1'amour ne saurait etre profond, s'il 
nest pas pur— Love, in fact, can never be deep 
unless it is pure. 

En vieillissant on devient plus fou et plus sage 
— As men grow old they become both foolisher 
and wiser, pr. Pr. 

En villig Hielper tover ei til man beder— One 
who is willing to help does not wait till he is 
asked. Dan. Pr. 

Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture 60 
of the love of justice in it. We are more angry 
at undeserved than at deserved good fortune. 

Envy does not enter an empty house. Dan. 

Envy feels not its own happiness but by com- 
parison with the misery of others. Johnson. 

Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the bright- 
ness of another's prosperity, like the scorpion 
confined with a circle of fire, will sting itself 
to death. Colton. 

Envy is a passion so full of cowardice and 
shame, that nobody ever had the confidence 
to own it. Rochester. 

Envy is ignorance. Emerson. 65 

Envy is littleness of souL Hazlitt. 

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred. Xa 

Envy is the antagonist of the fortunate. Epic- 

Envy is the deformed and distorted offspring 
of egotism. Hazlitt. 


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Envy is the most acid fruit that grows on the 

stock of sin, a fluid so subtle that nothing: 

but the fire of divine love can purge it from 

the soul. H. Ballon. 
Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the 

fairest fruit ; like a cunning bloodhound, it 

singles out the fattest deer in the flock. 

/. Beaumont. 
Envy ne'er does a gude turn but when it means 

an ill ane. .SV. Pr. 
Envy will merit as its shade pursue, / But, 

like a shadow, proves the substance true. 

5 Eodem collyrio mederi omnibus — To cure all 

by the same ointment. 
Eo instanti— At that instant. 
Eo magis praefulgebat quod non videbatur— 

He shone the brighter that he was not seen. 

E7rect irTepbevra— Winged words. Horn. 
Epicuri de grege porcus — A pig of the flock of 

10 'E7rt t6 ttoXu aoiKovatv ol dvOpwiroi, otclv 

Ovvwvrai — In general men do wrong whenever 

circumstances enable them. Arist. 
E pluribus unum — One of many. 
" Eppur si muove " — Yet it moves. Galileo, after- 
he had been forced to swear that the earth stood 

Equality (Gleichheit) is always the firmest bond 

of love. Lessing. 
Equality (i.e., in essential nature) is the sacred 

law of humanity. Schiller. 
15 Eques ipso melior Bellerophonte — A better 

horseman than Bellerophon himself. Hor. 
Equi et poetse alendi, non saginandi — Horses 

and poets should be fed, not pampered. Charles 

IX. of France. 
Equity is a roguish thing ; for law we have 

a measure . . . (but) equity is according to 

the conscience of him who is chancellor, and, 

as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 

Equity judges with lenity, laws with severity. 

Equivocation is half way to lying, and lying 

is the whole way to hell. //'. Penn. 
20 Equo frsenato est auris in ore— The ear of the 

bridled horse is in the mouth. Hor. 
Equo ne credite, Teucri — Trust not the horse, 

Trojans. Virg. 
Erant in officio, sed tamen qui mallent imper- 

antium mandata interpretari, quam exsequi 
—They attended to their regulations, but still as 

if they would rather debate about the commands 

of their superiors than obey them. Tacit. 
Erase que se era— What has been has been. Sp. 

Erasmus laid the egg (i.e., of the Reformation), 
and Luther hatched it. 
25 Er, der einzige Gerechte / Will fur Jedermann 
das Rechte / Sei, von seinen hundert Namen, / 
Dieser hochgelobet !— Amen ! He, the only 
lust, wills for each one what is right. Re of 
His hundred names this one the most exalted. 
Amen. Goethe. 

Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, / Death 
came with friendly care, / The opening bud 
to heaven conveyed, / And bade it blossom 
there. Coleridge. 

Ere we censure a man for seeming what he is 

not, we should be sure that we know what 

he is. Carlyle. 
Er geht herum, wie die Katze um den heissen 

Brei— He goes round it like a cat round hot 

broth. Ger. Pr. 

' Epyov d'ovotv fiyttoos — Labour is no disgrace. 

Erfahrung bleibt des Lebens Meisterin — Ex- 3( 
perience is ever life's mistress. Goethe. 

Erfiillte Pflicht empfindet sich immer noch als 
Schuld, weil man sich nie ganz genug gethan 
— Duty fulfilled ever entails a sense of further 
obligation, because one feels he has never done 
enough to satisfy himself. Goethe. 

Er hat noch nie die Stimme der Natur gehbrt 
— He has not yet heard the voice of Nature. 

Eripe te moras — Tear thyself from all that detains 
thee. Hor. 

Eripe turpi / Colla jugo. Liber, liber sum, die 
age — -Tear away thy neck from the base yoke. 
Come, say, I am free ; I am free. Hor. 

Eripit interdum, modo dat medicina salutem — 3£ 
Medicine sometimes destroys health, sometimes 
restores it. Ovid. 

" Eripuit ccelo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis " 
— He snatched the lightning from heaven and 
the sceptre from tyrants. (On the bust of 
Franklin. ) 

Eris mihi magnus Apollo — You shall be my 
great Apollo, lirg. 

Erlaubt ist was gefallt ; erlaubt ist was sich 
ziemt — What pleases us is permitted us ; what 
is seemly is permitted us. Goethe. 

Ernste Thatigkeit sbhnt zuletzt immer mit 
dem Leben aus — Earnest activity always recon- 
ciles us with life in the end. Jean Paid. 

Ernst ist der Anblick der Nothwendigkeit. / 4C 
Nicht ohne Schauder greift des Menschen 
Hand / In des Geschicks geheimnissvolle 
Urne — Earnest is the aspect of necessity. Not 
without a shudder is the hand of man thrust into 
the mysterious urn of fate. Schiller. 

Ernst ist das Leben ; heiter ist die Kunst— Life 
is earnest ; art is serene. Sculler. 

Erquickung hast du nicht gewonnen, / Wenn 
sie dir nicht aus eigner Seele quillt — Thou 
hast gained no fresh life unless it flows to thee 
direct out of thine own soul. Goethe. 

Errantem in viam reducito — Lead back the wan- 
derer into the right way. 

Errare humanum est^It is human to err. 

Errare malo cum Platone, quam cum istis vera 4i 
sentire— I had rather be wrong with Plato than 
think right with those men. Cic. 

Errata — Errors in print. 

Erringen will der Mensch, er will nicht sicher 
sein — Man will ever wrestle ; he will never trust. 

Erring is not cheating. Ger. Pr. 

Error cannot be defended but by error. />/. 

Error is always more busy than ignorance. 50 
Ignorance is a blank sheet on which we may 
write, but error is a scribbled one from which 
we must first erase. Colton. 

Error is always talkative. Goldsmith. 

Error is but opinion in the making, Milton. 

Error is but the shadow of truth. Stillingjleet. 


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Error is created ; truth is eternal. Wm. Blah'. 

Error is on the surface ; truth is hid in great 
depths. Goethe. 

Error is sometimes so nearly allied to truth 
that it blends with it as imperceptibly as 
the colours of the rainbow fade into each 
other. IV. B. Clttlow. 

Error is worse than ignorance. Bailey. 
5 Error never leaves us, yet a higher need 
always draws the striving spirit gently on 
to truth. Goethe. 

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason 
is left free to combat it. Jefferson. 

Errors like straws upon the surface flow ; / 
He who would search for pearls must dive 
below. Dryden. 

Error, sterile in itself, produces only by means 
of the portion of truth which it contains. 
Mine. Swetchine. 

Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal 
of truth mingled with them ; . . . from pure 
extravagance, and genuine, unmingled false- 
hood, the world never has sustained, and 
never can sustain, any mischief. Sydney 
10 Error, when she retraces her steps, has farther 
to go before she can arrive at truth than 
ignorance. Colton. 

Errdten macht die Hasslichen so schon : / Und 
sollte Schone nicht noch schoner machen ? — 
Blushing makes even the ugly beautiful, and 
should it not make beauty still more beautiful? 

Ersparte Wahl ist auch ersparte Miihe — Selec- 
tion saved is trouble saved. Platin. 

Er steckt seine Nase in Alles — He thrusts his 
nose into everything. Ger. Pr. 

Erst seit ich liebe ist das Leben schon, / Erst 
seit ich liebe, weiss ich, dass ich lebe — Only 
since I loved is life lovely ; only since I loved 
knew I that I lived. /Comer. 
15 Erst wagen, dann wagen — First weieh, then 
venture. At. of ' Moltke. 

Ertragen muss man was der Himmel sendet. / 
Unbilliges ertragt kein edles Herz — We must 
bear what Heaven sends. No noble heart will 
bear injustice. Schiller. 

Erudition is not like a lark, which flies high 
and delights in nothing but singing ; 'tis 
rather like a hawk, which soars aloft indeed, 
but can stoop when she finds it convenient, 
and seize her prey. Bacon. 

Er wiinscht sich einen grossen Kreis / Um ihn 
gewisser zu erschiittern — He desires a large 
circle in order with greater certainty to move it 
deeply. Goethe. 

Es bedarf nur einer Kleinigkeit, um zwei 
Liebende zu unterhalten — Any trifle is enough 
to entertain two lovers. Goethe. 
20 Es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, / Sich ein 
Character in dem Strom der Welt — A talent 
is formed in retirement, a character in the current 
of the world. Goethe. 

Es bildet / Nur das Leben den Mann, und 
wenig bedeuten die Worte — Only life forms 
the man, and words signify little. Goethe. 

Eschew fine words as you would rouge ; love 
simple ones as you would native roses on 
your cheek. Hare'. 

Escuchas al agujero ; oiras de tu mal y del 
ageno — Listen at the keyhole ; you will hear evil 
of yourself as well as your neighbour. Sp. Pr. 

E se finxit velut araneus— He spun from himself 
like a spider. 

Esel singen schlecht, weil sie zu hoch anstim- 25 
men — Asses sing abominably, because they pitch 
their notes at too high a key. Ger. Pr. 

Es erben sich Gesetz' und Rechte / Wie eine 
ewige Krankheit fort— Laws and rights descend 
like an inveterate inherited disease. Goethe. 

Es findet jeder seinen Meister— Every one finds 
his master. Ger. Pr. 

Es geht an — It is a beginning. Ger. 

Es giebt eine Hdflichkeit des Herzens ; sie ist 
der Liebe verwandt — There is a courtesy of 
the heart which is allied to love ; out of it there 
springs the most obliging courtesy of external 
behaviour. Goethe. 

Es giebt eine Schwelgerei des Geistes wie 30 
es eine Schwelgerei der Sinne giebt — There 
is a debauchery of spirit, as there is of senses. 

Es giebt gewisse Dinge, wo ein Frauenzimmer 
immer scharfer sieht, als hundert Augen der 
Mannspersonen — There are certain things in 
which a woman's vision is sharper than a hundred 
eyes of the male. Lessing. 

Es giebt keine andre Offenbarung, als die 
Gedanken der Weisen — There is no other reve- 
lation than the thoughts of the wise among men. 
Schopenh a iter. 

Es giebt kein Gesetz was hat nicht ein Loch, 
wer's finden kann — There is no law but has in 
it a hole for him who can find it. Ger. Pr. 

Es giebt Manner welche die Beredsamkeit 
weiblicher Zungen iibertreffen, aber kein 
Mann besitzt die Beredsamkeit weiblicher 
Augen — There are men the eloquence of whose 
tongues surpasses that of women, but no man 
possesses the eloquence of women's eyes. Weber. 

Es giebt mehr Diebe als Galgen — There are 35 
more thieves than gallows. Ger. Pr. 

Es giebt Menschen, die auf die Mangel ihrer 
Freunde sinnen ; dabei kommt nichts heraus. 
Ich habe immer auf die Verdienste meiner 
Widersacher Acht gehabt und davon Vor- 
theil gezogen — There are men who brood on 
the failings of their friends, but nothing comes 
of it. I have always had respect to the merits 
of my adversaries, and derived profit from doing 
so. Goethe. 

Es giebt Naturen, die gut sind durch das was 
sie erreichen, andere durch das was sie 
verschmahen — There are natures which are 
good by what they attain, and others that are 
so by what they disdain. H. Grimm. 

Es giebt nur eine Religion, aber es kann 
vielerlei Arten der Glaubens geben — There is 
only one religion, but there may be divers forms 
of belief. Kant. 

Es hort doch Jeder nur was er versteht— Every 
one hears only what he understands. Goethe. 

Es irrt der Mensch, so lang er strebt — Man is 40 
liable to err as long as he strives. Goethe. 

Es ist besser, das geringste Ding von der 
Welt zu thun, als eine halbe Stunde fur 
gering halten — It is better to do the smallest 
thing in the world than to regard half an hour 
as a small thing. Goethe. 

Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rath / Dass man vom 
Liebsten, was man hat, / Muss scheden— It 
is ordained in the counsel of God that we mu-t 
all part from the dearest we possess. Fetich- 


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Es ist das Wohl des Ganzen, wovon jedes 
patriotische, wovon selbst jedes eigenniit- 
zige Gemiith das seinige hofft — It is the 
welfare of the whole from which every patriotic, 
and even every selfish, soul expects its own. 

Es ist der Geist, der sich den Korper baut— It 
is the spirit which builds for itself the body. 

Es ist freundlicher das menschliche Leben 
anzulachen, als es anzugrinzen — It is more 
kindly to laugh at human life than to grin at it. 

Es ist klug und kiihn den unvermeidlichen 
Uebel entgegenzugehen — It shows sense and 
courage to be able to confront unavoidable evil. 
5 Es ist nicht gut, wenn derjenige der die 
Fackel tragt, zugleich auch den Weg 
sucht— It is not good when he who carries the 
torch has at the same time also the way to 
seek. Colvos. 

Es ist nicht ndtig, dass ich lebe, wohl aber, 
dass ich meine Pflicht thue und fur mein 
Vaterland kampfe — It is not a necessity that I 
should live, but it is that I should do my duty 
and fight for my fatherland. Frederick the 
Great. (?) 

Es ist ode, nichts ehren konnen, als sich selbst 
— It is dreary for a man to be able to worship 
nothing but himself. Hebbel. 

Es ist schwer gegen den Augenblick gerecht 
sein; der gleichgiiltige macht uns Lange- 
weile, am Gute.i hat man zu tragen und 
am Bosen zu schleppen--It is difficult to be 
square with the moment ; the indifferent one 
is a bore to us (lit. causes us ennui) ; with the 
good we have to bear and with the bad to drag. 

Es ist so schwer, den falschen Weg zu meiden 
— It is so difficult to avoid the wrong way. 
10 Es ist unkoniglich zu weinen — ach, / Und 
hier nicht weinen ist unvaterlich— To weep 
is unworthy of a king — alas ! and not to weep 
now is unworthy of a father. Schiller. 

Es kampft der Held am liebsten mit dem Held 
— Hero likes best to fight with hero. Korner. 

Es kann der beste Herz in dunkeln Stunden 
fehlen — The best heart may go wrong in dark 
hours. Goethe. 

Es kann ja nicht immer so bleiben / Hier unter 
dem wechselnden Mond — Sure it cannot 
always be so here under the changing moon. 

Es kann nichts helfen ein grosses Schicksal 
zu haben, wenn man nicht weiss, dass man 
eines hat— It is of no avail for a man to have a 
great destiny if he does not know that he has one. 
15 Es kommen Falle vor im Menschenleben, / 
Wo's Weisheit ist, nicht allzu weise sein— 
There are situations in life when it is wisdom 
not to be too wise. Schiller. 

Es leben Gotter, die den Hochmut rachen— 
There live gods who take vengeance on pride. 

Es liebt die Welt das Strahlende zu schwart- 
zen, / Und das Erhabne in den Staub zu 
ziehn -The world is fain to obscure what is 
brilliant, and to drag down to the dust what is 
exalted. Schiller. 

Esliesse sich Alles trefflich schlichten, Konnte 
man die Sachen zweimal verrichten — Every- 
thing could be beautifully adjusted if matters 
could be a second time arranged. Goethe. 

Es muss auch solche Kauze geben — There 
must needs be such fellows in the world too. 

T) oo<pia% irrjyri 5ia /3i/3\iW pea— The fountain 20 
of wisdom flows through books. Gr. Pr. 

Esperance en Dieu — Hope in God. 31. 

Espionage — The spy system. Fr. 

Esprit borne — Narrow mind. Fr. 

Esprit de corps— Spirit of brotherhood in a corpo- 
rate body. Fr. 

Esprit de parti— Party spirit. Fr. 25 

Esprit fort —A free-thinker. Fr. 

Esprit juste — Sound mind. Fr. 

Esprit vif— Ready wit. Fr. 

Es reift keine Seligkeit unter dem Monde — No 
happiness ever comes to maturity under the 
moon. Schitler. 

Essayez— Try. M. 30 

Esse bonum facile est, ubi quod vetet esse 
remotum est — It is easy to be good, when all 
that prevents it is far removed. Ovid. 

Esse quam videri — To be rather than to seem. 

Kccrerai ^fxap or' av ttot 6\w\r}"I'\ios Ipri — 
A day will come when the sacred Ilium shall 
be no more. Horn. 

Es schwinden jedes Kummers Falten / So lang 
des Liebes Zauber walten— The wrinkles of 
every sorrow disappear as long as the spell of 
love is unbroken. Schiller. 

Es sind nicht alle frei, die ihrer Ketten spotten 35 
— All are not free who mock their chains. Ger. 

Es sind so gute Katzen die Mause verjagen, 
als die sie fangen — They are as good cats that 
chase away the mice as those that catch them. 
Ger Pr. 

Es steckt nicht in Spiegel was man im Spiegel 
sieht — That is no', in the mirror which you see 
in the mirror. Ger. Pr. 

Es steht ihm an der Stirn' geschrieben, / Das 
er nicht mag eine Seele lieben— It stands 
written on his forehead that he cannot love a 
single soul. Goethe, of MefhistophcUs. 

Establish thou the work of our hands upon 
us ; yea, the work of our hands establish 
thou it. Bible. 

list aliquid fatale malum per verba levare— 40 
It is some alleviation of an incurable disease to 
speak of it to others. Ovid. 

Est animus tibi / Rerumque prudens, et se- 
cundis / Temporibus dubiisque rectus— You 
possess a mind both sagacious in the manage- 
ment of affairs, and steady at once in prosperous 
and perilous times. 11 or. 

Est animus tibi, sunt mores et lingua, fides- 
que— Thou hast a man's soul, cultured manners 
and power of expression, and fidelity, llor., of 
a gentleman. 

Est assez riche qui ne doit rien— He is rich 
enough who owes nothing. Fr. Pr. 

Est aviditas dives, et pauper pudor— Covetous- 
ncss is rich, while modesty is poor. Phtedr. 

Est bonus, ut melior vir / Non alius quisquam 45 
— He is so good that no man can be better. 


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Est brevitate opus, ut currat sententia — There 
is need of conciseness that the thought may run 
on. Hor. 

Est demum vera felicitas., felicitate dignum 
videri — True happiness consists in being con- 
dered deserving of it. Pliny. 

Est deus in nobis, agitante calescimus illo — 
There is a god in us, who, when he stirs, sets us 
all aglow. Ovid. 

Est deus in nobis, et sunt commercia cceli— 
There is a god within us, and we hold commerce 
with the sky. Ovid. 
5 Esteem a man of many words and many lies 
much alike. Fuller. 

Esteem is the harvest of a whole life spent in 
usefulness ; but reputation is often bestowed 
upon a chance action, and depends most on 
success. G. A. Sala. 

Est enim lex nihil aliud nisi recta et a numine 
deorum tracta ratio, imperans honesta, pro- 
hibens contraria — For law is nothing else but 
right reason supported by the authority of the 
gods, commanding what is honourable and pro- 
hibiting the contrary- Cic. 

Est egentissimus in sua re — He is in very 
straitened circumstances. s 

Est etiam miseris pietas, et in hoste probatur 
■ — Regard for the wretched is a duty, and de- 
serving of praise even in an enemy. Ovid. 
10 Est etiam, ubi profecto damnum prsestet facere, 
quam lucrum — There are occasions when it is 
certainly better to lose than to gain. Plaut. 

Est genus hominum qui esse primos se omnium 
rerum volunt, / Nee sunt — There is a class of 
men who wish to be first in everything, and are 
not. Ter. 

Est hie, / Est ubivis, animus si te non de- 
ficit aequus — It (happiness) is here, it is every- 
where, if only a well-regulated mind does not fail 
you. Hor. 

Est miserorum, ut malevolentes sint atque in- 
videant bonis — 'Tis the tendency of the wretched 
to be ill-disposed towards and to envy the fortu- 
nate. Plant. 

Est modus in rebus ; sunt certi denique fines, / 
Quos ultra citraque nequit consistere rectum 
■ — There is a mean in all things ; there are, in fine, 
certain fixed limits, on either side of which what 
is right and true cannot exist. Hor. 
15 Est multi fabula plena joci — It is a story full of 
fun. Oiid. 

Est natura hominum novitatis avida — It is 
the nature of man to hunt after novelty. 

Estne Dei sedes nisi terra, et pontus, et aer, / 
Et ccelum, et virtus? Superos quid quaeri- 
mus ultra ? / Jupiter est, quodcunque vides, 
quodcunque moveris — Has God a dwelling 
other than earth and sea and air and heaven and 
virtue? Why seek we the gods beyond? What- 
soever you see, wheresoever you go, there is 
Jupiter. /. uc. 

Est nobis voluisse satis — To have willed suffices 
us. Tibull. 

Esto perpetua — Let it be perpetual. 
20 Esto quod es ; quod sunt alii, sine quemlibet 
esse : / Quod non es, nolis ; quod potes esse, 
velis — Be what you are ; let whoso will be what 
others are. Don't be what you are not, but 
resolutely be what you can. 
Esto quod esse videris — Be what you seem 
to be. 

Esto, ut nunc multi, dives tibi, pauper amicis— 

Be, as many now are, rich to yourself, poor to 
your friends. Juv. 

Est pater ille quern nuptise demonstrant— He 
is the father whom the marriage-rites point to as 
such. L. 

Est profecto Deus, qui quae nos gerimus audit- 
que et videt — There is certainly a God who 
both hears and sees the things which we do. 

Est proprium stultitias aliorum cernere vitia, 25 
oblivisci suorum — It is characteristic of folly to 
discern the faults of others and forget its own. 

Est quadam prodire tenus, si non datur ultra — 
You may advance to a certain point, if it is not 
permitted you to go farther. Hor. 

Est quasdam flere voluptas, / Expletur lachry- 
mis egeriturque dolor — There is a certain plea- 
sure in weeping ; grief is soothed and alleviated 
by tears. Ovid. 

Est quoque cunctarum novitascarissima rerum 
— Novelty is the dearest to us of all things. Ovid. 

Es tragi Verstand und rechter Sinn / Mit wenig 
Kunst sich selber vor ; und wenn's euch 
Ernst ist was zu sagen / Ist's notig Worten 
nachzujagen? — Understanding and good sense 
find utterance with little art ; and when you have 
seriously anything to say, is it necessary to hunt 
for words ? Goethe. 

Es trinken tausend sich den Tod, ehe einer 30 
stirbt vor Durstes Noth— A thousand will drink 
themselves to death ere one die under stress of 
thirst. Ger. Pr. 

Est tempus quando nihil, est tempus quando 
aliquid, nullum tamen est tempus in quo 
dicenda sunt omnia — There is a time when 
nothing may be said, a time when something 
may, but no time when all things may. A 
Monkish. Adage. 

Esurienti ne occurras — Don't throw yourself in 
the way of a hungry man. 

Es will einer was er soil, aber er kann's nicht 
machen ; es kann einer was er soil, aber er 
will's nicht ; es will und kann einer, aber er 
weiss nicht, was er soil — One would what he 
should, but he can't ; one could what he should, 
but he won't ; one would and could, but he 
knows not what he should. Goethe. 

Es wird wohl auch driiben nicht anders seyn 
als hier — Even over there it will not be otherwise 
than it is here, I ween. Goethe. 

"H rav t) i-rri rav— Either this or upon this. {The 35 
Spartan mother to her son on handing him his 

E tardegradis asinis equus non prodiit — The 
horse is not the progeny of the slow-paced ass. 

Et caetera — And the rest. 

Et e'est etre innocent que d'etre malheureux — 
And misfortune is the badge of innocence. La 

Et credis cineres curare sepultos? — And do you 
think that the ashes of the dead concern them- 
selves with our affairs? Virg. 
Et daligt hufoud hade han, men hjertat det 40 
var godt — He had a stupid head, but his heart 
was good. S-wcd. Pr. 
Et decus et pretium recti — Both the ornament 

and the reward of virtue. M. 
E tenui casa saepe vir magnus exit — A great 
man often steps forth from a humble cottage. Pr- 


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Eternal love made me. Dante. 

Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, / As 

shallow streams run dimpling all the way. 


Eternity, depending on an hour. J 'oung. 

Eternity looks grander and kinder if Time 
grow meaner and more hostile. Carlyle. 
5 Eternity of being and well-being simply for 
being and well-being's sake, is an ideal be- 
longing to appetite alone, and which only 
the struggle of mere animalism (Tkierkeit) 
longing to be infinite gives rise to. Schiller. 

Et facere et pati fortiter Romanum est— Bravery 
and endurance make a man a Roman. Liv. 

Et genus et formam regina pecunia donat— 
Money, like a queen, confers both rank and 
beauty. Hor. 

Et genus et proavos, et quae non fecimus ipsi, / 
Vix ea nostra voco— We can scarcely call birth 
and ancestry and what we have not ourselves 
done, our own. Ovid. 

Et genus et virtus, nisi cum re, vilior alga est— 
Without money both birth and virtue are as worth- 
less as seaweed. Hor. 
10 Ethics makes man's soul mannerly and wise 
■£u log ,', c is ~ the arm °ury of reason, furnished 
with all offensive and defensive weapons. 
/' iiller. 

Et hoc genus omne— And everything of this kind. 
Etiam celeritas in desiderio, mora est— When 

we long for a thing, even despatch is delay. Pub 


Etiam fera animalia, si clausa teneas, virtutis 
obhviscuntur— Even savage animals, if you keep 
them in confinement, forget their fierceness. 

Etiam fortes viros subitis terreri— Even brave 
men may be alarmed by a sudden event. Tac. 
15 Etiam innocentes cogit mentiri dolor — Pain 
makes even the innocent forswear themselves 
Pub. Sy>: 

Etiam obliyisci quod scis, interdum expedit— 

It is sometimes expedient to forget what you know 
Pub. Syr. 

Etiam sanato vulnere cicatrix manet— Though 

the wound is healed, a scar remains. 
Etiam sapientibus cupido gloriae novissima 

exuitur— Even by the wise the desire of glory 

is the last of all passions to be laid aside 


E U am summa Procul villarum culmina fumant / 
Majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbra; 
—And now the cottage roofs yonder smoke, and 
the shadows fall longer from the mountain-tops 

Et mea cymba semel vasta percussa procella / 
Ilium, quo laesa est, horret adire locum— 
My bark, once shaken by the overpowering 
storm, shrinks from approaching the spot where 
it has been shattered. Ovid. 

Et mihi res, non me rebus, subjungere conor— 
My aim ever is to subject circumstances to my- 
self, not myself to them. Hor. 

Et minimas vires frangere quassa valent— A 
very small degree of force will suffice to break a 
vessel that is already cracked. Ovid. 

Et monere, et moneri, proprium est veras 
amicitiae— To give counsel as well as take it, is 
a feature of true friendship. Cic. 

Et nati natorum, et qui nascentur ab illis— The 30 
children of our children, and those who shall be 
born of them, i.e., our latest posterity. 

Et nova fictaque nuper habebunt verba fidem 
st / Grasco fonte cadunt parce detorta— And 
new and lately invented terms will be well re- 
ceived if they descend, with slight deviation, 
irom a Grecian source. Hor. 

Et pudet, et metuo, semperque eademque 
precan, / Ne subeant animo tasdia justa tuo 
— 1 am ashamed to be always begging and 
begging the same things, and fear lest you should 
conceive for me the disgust I merit. Ovid. 
Et quas sibi quisque timebat, / Unius in miseri 
exitium conversa tulere-And what each man 
dreaded for himself, they bore lightly when 
diverted to the destruction of one poor wretch 

1 '"„ 

20 Et je sais, sur ce fait, / Bon nombre d'hommes 
qui sont femmes-And I know a great many 
men who in this particular are women La 

I- out. 

Et l'avare Acheron ne lache pas sa proie— 

And _ greedy Acheron lets not go his prey 

Et le combat cessa faute de combattants-And 
the battle ceased for want of combatants 
I or ne ill,\ 

Et Ton revient toujours / A ses premiers amours 

—One returns always to his lirsi love. /■>. /'/-. 
Et mala sunt vicina bonis- There are bad ciudi- 

ties near akin to good. Ovid. 
25 Et male tornatos incudi reddere versus — 

And take lurk ill-poKshed stanzas to the anvil 


Et quiescenti agendum est, et agenti quies- 
cendum est— He who is indolent should work 
and he who works should take repose. Sen. 

Et qui nolunt occidere quenquam / Posse 35 
volunt— Even those who have no wish to kill 
another would like to have the power. Juv. 

Et quorum pars magna fui— And in which I 
played a prominent part. / 'irg. 

Etre capable de se laisser servir n'est pas une 
des moindres qualites que puisse avoir un 
grand roi— The ability to enlist the service, of 
others in the conduct of affairs is one of the most 
distinguishing qualities of a great monarch. 
A ichelicu. 

Etre pauvre sans etre libre, c'est le pire etat 

ou 1 homme puisse tomber— To be poor without 

being free is the worst condition into which 

man can sink. Rousseau. 
Etre sur le qui vive— To be on the alert. /v. 
Etre sur un grand pied dans le monde-To be in 40 

high standing^*, on a great foot) in the world. Fr. 
Et rose elle a vecu ce que vivent les roses / 

L espace d un matin— As rose she lived the life 

of arose for but the space of a morning. Mai- 

Et sanguis et spiritus pecunia mortalibus — 

Money is both blood and life to men. Pr. 
Et semel emissum volat irrevocabile verbum— 

And a word once uttered flies abroad never to be 

recalled. Hor. 

Et sequentia, Et seq.— And what follows 

Et sic de ceteris— And so of the rest. 45 

Et sic de similibus— And so of the like. 

"Et tu, Brute fili"— And thou, son Brutus 

La-sar, at sight of Prut us anions: the con- 


Et vaincre sans peril serait vaincre sans gloire 
—To conquer without peril would be to conquer 
Without glory. Corueille. 



Et vitam impendere vero— Stake even life for 

truth. M. 
Et voila justement comme on ecrit l'histoire— 

And that is exactly how history is written. 

Etwas ist besser als gar nichts— Something is 

better than nothing at all. Gcr. Pr. 
Euch zu gefallen war mein hochstes Wunsch ; / 

Euch zu ergdtzen war mein letzer Zweck — 

To please you was my highest wish ; to delight 

you was my last aim. Goethe. 

Ei/SocTt Ki'pros aipei— While the fisher sleeps the 

net takes. Gr. Pr. 
Euge, poeta '.—Well done, poet ! Pers. 
Eum ausculta, cui quatuor sunt aures— Listen 

to him who has four ears, i.e., who is readier to 

hear than to speak. Pr. 
TLvpTjKO. — I have found it. Archimedes when he 
found out the way to test the purity of Hiero's 

golden crown. 
Europe's eye is fixed on mighty things, / The 

fall of empires and the fate of kings. Burns. 
) Yiinvyia TTo\\«pCho%— Success is befriended by 

many people. Gr. Pr, 
EiVi'XWj' firj 'i(r$i VTrepr/fiavos, aTropi)aas firj 

TO.irei.vov — Be not uplifted in prosperity nor 

downcast in adversity. Clcobulus. 
E' va piu d'un asino al mercato — There is more 

than one ass goes to the market. It. Pr. 
Evasion is unworthy of us, and is always the 

intimate of equivocation. Balzac. 
Evasions are the common subterfuge of the 

hard-hearted, the false, and impotent, when 

called upon to assist. Lavater. 
5 Even a fly has its spleen. It. Pr. 
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is 

counted wise. Bible. 
Even a frog would bite if it had teeth. It. Pr. 
Even a haggis could charge down-hill. Scott. 
Even a hair casts a shadow. Pr. 
Even a horse, though he has four feet, will 

stumble. Pr. 
Even among the apostles there was a Judas. 

It. Pr. 
Even beauty cannot palliate eccentricity. 

Even by means of our sorrows we belong to 

the eternal plan. II ". v. Humboldt. 
Even foxes are outwitted and caught. //. 

5 Even in a righteous cause force is a fearful 

thing ; God only helps when men can help 

no more. Schiller. 
Evening is the delight of virtuous age : it seems 

an emblem of the tranquil close of busy life. 

Buhner Lytton. 
Even in social life, it is persistency which 

attracts confidence, more than talents and 

accomplishments. Whipple. 
Even perfect examples lead astray by tempt- 
ing us to overleap the necessary steps in 

their development, whereby we are for the 

most part led past the goal into boundless 

error. Goethe. 
Even so my sun one early morn did shine, / 

With all triumphant splendour on my brow ; / 

But out, alack ! it was but one hour mine ; 


Even success needs its consolations. George 30 

Even that fish may be caught which resists 
most stoutly against it. Dan. Pr. 

Even the just man has need of help. It. Pr. 

Even the lowest book of chronicles partakes 
of the spirit of the age in which it was 
written. Goethe. 

Even then a wish (I mind its power), / A wish 
that to my latest hour / Shall strongly heave 
my breast, / That I, for puir auld Scotland's 
sake, / Some usefu' plan or beuk could 
make, / Or sing a sang at least. Burns at 
the plough. 

Even though the cloud veils it, the sun is ever 35 
in the canopy of heaven {Himmelszelt). A 
holy will rules there ; the world does not serve 
blind chance. F. K. Weber. 

Even though vanquished, he could argue still. 

Even thou who mourn st the daisy's fate, / 
That fate is thine— no distant date ; / Stern 
Ruin's ploughshare drives elate / Full on 
thy bloom, / Till crush'd beneath the farrow's 
weight / Shall be thy doom. Burns. 

Events are only the shells of ideas ; and often 
it is the fluent thought of ages that is crys- 
tallised in a moment by the stroke of a pen or 
the point of a bayonet. Chapin. 

Events of all sorts creep or fly exactly as God 
pleases. Cowper. 

Eventus stultorum magister est — Only the event 40 
teaches fools. Liv. 

Even weak men when united are powerful. 

Eveque d'or, crosse de bois ; crosse d'or, eveque 
de bois — Bishop of gold, staff of wood; bishop 
of wood, staff of gold. Fr. Pr. 

Ever, as of old, the thing a man will do is the 
thing he feels commanded to do. Carlylc. 

Ever charming, ever new, / When will the 
landscape tire the view ? John Dyer. 

Ever learning, and never able to come to the 45 
knowledge of the truth. St. Paul. 

Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the poor. 
Rich. II., ii. 3. 

Ever must pain urge us to labour, and only 
in free effort can any blessedness be imagined 
for us. Carlyle. 

Ever must the sovereign of mankind be fitly 
entitled king, i.e., the man who lens and can. 

Ever since Adam's time fools have been in the 
majority, Casimir Delavigne. 

Ever take it for granted that man collectively 50 
wishes that which is right ; but take care 
never to think so of one ! Schiller. 

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it ; 
for error is talkative. Goldsmith. 

Every action is measured by the depth of the 
sentiment from which it proceeds. Emer- 

Every advantage has its tax, but there is none 
on the good of virtue ; that is the incoming 
of God himself, or absolute existence. Emer- 

Every age regards the dawning of new light 
as the destroying fire of morality ; while that 
very age itself, with heart uninjured, finds 
itself raised one degree of light above the 
preceding. Jean Paul. 


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Every attempt to crush an insurrection with 
means inadequate to the end foments in- 
stead of suppressing it. C. Pox. 

Every author, in some degree, portrays him- 
self in his works, be it even against his 
will. Goethe. 

Every base occupation makes one sharp in its 
practice and dull in every other. Sir P. 

Every bean has its black. Pr. 
5 Every beginning is cheerful ; the threshold is 
the place of expectation. Goethe. 

Every beloved object is the centre of a para- 
dise. Novalis. 

Every being is a moving temple of the Infinite. 
Jean Paul. 

Everybody is wise after the event. Pr. 

Everybody knows that fanaticism is religion 
caricatured ; yet with many, contempt of 
fanaticism is received as a sure sign of hos- 
tility to religion. // 'hippie. 
10 Everybody knows that government never be- 
gan anything. It is the whole world that 
thinks and governs. W. Phillips. 

Everybody likes and respects self-made men. 
It is a great deal better to be made in that 
way than not to be made at all. Holmes. 

Everybody says it, and what everybody says 
must be true. /. F. Cooper. 

Everybody's business in the social system is 
to be agreeable. Dickens. 

Everybody's business is nobody's. Pr. 
15 Everybody's friend is nobody's. Pr. 

Every book is good to read which sets the 
reader in a working mood. Emerson. 

Every book is written with a constant secret 
reference to the few intelligent persons whom 
the writer believes to exist in the million. 

Every brave life out of the past does not 
appear to us so brave as it really was, for 
the forms of terror with which it wrestled 
are now overthrown. Jean Paul. 

Every brave man is a man of his word. Cor- 
20 Every brave youth is in training to ride and 
rule his dragon. Emerson. 

Every bullet has its billet. Pr. 

Every Calvary has its Olivet. //. Giles. 

Every capability, however slight, is born with 
us ; there is no vague general capability in 
man. Goethe. 

Every child is to a certain extent a genius, and 
every genius is to a certain extent a child. 
25 Every cloud engenders not a storm. 3 Hen. 
VI., v. 3. 

Every cloud that spreads above / And veileth 
love, itself is love. Tennyson. 

Every cock is proud on his own dunghill. 

Every conceivable society may well be figured 
as properly and wholly a Church, in one or 
other of these three predicaments : an audibly 
preaching and prophesying Church, which is 
the best ; a Church that struggles to preach 
and prophesy, but cannot as yet till its Pen- 
tecost come ; a Church gone dumb with old 
age, or which only mumbles delirium prior to 
dissolution. Carlyle. 

Every cottage should have its porch, its oven, 
and its tank. Disraeli. 

Every couple is not a pair. Pr. ! 

Every craw thinks her ain bird whitest. Sc. Pr. 

Every creature can bear well-being except 
man. Gael. Pr. 

Every crime has in the moment of its perpetra- 
tion its own avenging angel. Schiller. 

Every day hath its night, every weal its woe. 

Every day in thy life is a leaf in thy history. I 
Arab. Pr. 

Every day is the best day in the year. No 
man has learned anything rightly until he 
knows that every day is Doomsday. Emer- 

Every day should be spent by us as if it were 
to be our last. Pub. Syr. 

Every department of knowledge passes succes- 
sively through three stages : the theological, 
or fictitious ; the metaphysical, or abstract ; 
and the scientific, or positive. Comte. 

Every desire bears its death in its very grati- 
fication. \V. Irving. 

Every desire is a viper in the bosom, who, 
when he was chill, was harmless, but when 
warmth gave him strength, exerted it in 
poison. Johnson. 

Every dog must have his day. Swift. 

Every door may be shut but death's door. Pr. 

Every established religion was once a heresy. 

Every event that a man would master must 
be mounted on the run, and no man ever 
caught the reins of a thought except as it 
galloped past him. Holmes. 

Every evil to which we do not succumb is a 
benefactor ; we gain the strength of the 
temptation we resist. Emerson. 

Every excess causes a defect ; every deficit, 
an excess. Every sweet has its sour ; every 
evil, its good. Every faculty which is a re- 
ceiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put 
on its abuse. Emerson. 

Every experiment, by multitudes or by indi- 
viduals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, 
will fail. Emerson. 

Every faculty is conserved and increased by 
its appropriate exercise. Epictetus. 

Every fancy that we would substitute for a 
reality is, if we saw it aright and saw the 
whole, not only false, but every way less 
beautiful and excellent than that which we 
sacrifice to it. /. Sterling. 

Every flood has its ebb. Dut. Pr. 

Every fool thinks himself clever enough. Dan. 

Every fool will be meddling. Bible. 

Every foot will tread on him who is in the 
mud. Gael. Pr. 

Every form of freedom is hurtful, except that 
which delivers us over to perfect command 
of ourselves. Goethe. 

Every form of human life is romantic. 'P. 11'. 

Every fresh acquirement is another remedy 
against affliction and time. // 'illmott. 

Every friend is to the other a sun and a sun- 
flower also ; he attracts and follows. Jean 


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Every generation laughs at the old fashions, 
but follows religiously the herd. Thoreau. 

Every generous action loves the public view, 
yet no theatre for virtue is equal to a con- 
sciousness of it. Cic. 

Every genius has most power in his own lan- 
guage, and every heart in its own religion. 
Jean Paul. 

Every genius is defended from approach by 
quantities of unavailableness. Emerson. 
5 Every genuine work of art has as much reason 
for being as the earth and the sun. Emer- 

Every gift which is given, even though it be 
small, is in reality great if it be given with 
affection. Pindar. 

Every good act is charity. A man's true 
wealth hereafter is the good that he does 
in this world to his fellows. Mahomet. 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from 
above. St. James. 

Every good gift comes from God. Pr. 
10 Every good picture is the best of sermons 
and lectures : the sense informs the soul. 
Sydney Smith. 

Every good writer has much idiom ; it is the 
life and spirit of language. La/utor. 

Every great and commanding movement in 
the annals of the world is the triumph of 
enthusiasm. Emerson. 

Every great and original writer, in proportion 
as he is great or original, must himself create 
the taste by which he is to be relished; 

Every great book is an action, and every great 
action is a book. E uther. 
15 Every great genius has a special vocation, 
and when he has fulfilled it, he is no longer 
needed. Goethe. 

Every great man is unique. Emerson, 

Every great mind seeks to labour for eternity. 
All men are captivated by immediate advan- 
tages ; great minds alone are excited by the 
prospect of distant good. Sehiller. 

Every great poem is in itself limited by neces- 
sity, but in its suggestions unlimited and 
infinite. Longfellow. 

Every great reform which has been effected 
has consisted, not in doing something new, 
but in undoing something old. Buckle. 
20 Every great writer is a writer of history, let 
him treat on almost what subject he may. 
He carries with him for thousands of years 
a portion of his times ; and, indeed, if only 
his own effigy were there, it would be 
greatly more than a fragment of his cen- 
tury, Landor. 

Every healthy effort is directed from the in- 
ward to the outward world. Goethe. 

Every heart knows its own bitterness. Pr. 

Every hero becomes a bore at last. Emerson. 

Every heroic act measures itself by its con- 
tempt of some external good ; but it finds 
its own success at last, and then the prudent 
also extol. Emerson. 
25 Every honest miller has a golden thumb. 

Every hour has its end. Scott. 
Every house is builded by some man ; but he 
that built all things is God. St. PauU 

Every human being is intended to have a 
character of his own, to be what no other is, 
to do what no other can. Channing. 

Every human feeling is greater and larger 
than the exciting cause — a proof, I think, 
that man is designed for a higher state of 
existence. Coleridge. 

Every idea must have a visible unfolding. 30 

/ 'ictor Hugo. 
Every idle word that men shall speak, they 
shall give account thereof in the day of judg- 
ment. Jesus. 
Every inch a king. Lear, iv. 6. 
Every inch of joy has an ell of annoy. Sc. Pr 
Every individual colour makes on men an im- 
pression of its own, and thereby reveals its 
nature to the eye as well as the mind. Goethe. 
Every individual nature has its own beauty. 35 

Every inordinate cup is unbless'd, and the in- 
gredient is a devil. Othello, ii. 3. 
Every joy that comes to us is only to strengthen 
us for some greater labour that is to succeed. 
Every knave is a thorough knave, and a 
thorough knave is a knave thoughout, Bp. 
Every light has its shadow. Pr. 
Every little fish expects to become a whale. 40 

Dan. Pr. 
Every little helps. Pr. 
Every little helps, as the sow said when she 

snapt at a gnat. Dan. Pr. 
Every loving woman is a priestess of the past. 

Every man alone is sincere ; at the entrance of 
a second person, hypocrisy begins, Emerson. 
Every man as an individual is secondary to 45 
what he is as a worker for the progress of 
his kind and the glory of the gift allotted to 
him. Stedman. 
Every man can build a chapel in his breast, 
himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice, 
and the earth he treads on the altar. 
Jeremy Taylor. 
Every man can guide an ill wife but him that 

has her. Sc. Pr. 
Every man carries an enemy in his own bosom. 

Dan. Pr. 
Every man carries within him a potential mad- 
man. Carlyle. 
Every man deems that he has precisely the 50 
trials and temptations which are the hardest 
to bear ; but they are so because they are 
the very ones he needs. Jean Paul. 
Every man desires to live long, but no man 

would be old. Swift. 
Every man feels instinctively that all the 
beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less 
than a single lovely action. Lowell. 
Every man has a bag hanging before him in 
which he puts his neighbour's faults, and 
another behind him in which he stows his 
own, Coriolanus, ii. 1. 
Every man has a goose that lays golden eggs, 

if he only knew it. A mer. Pr. 
Every man has at times in his mind the ideal 55 
of what he should be. but is not. In all men 
that really seek to improve, it is better than 
the actual character. 'P/ieo. Parker. 


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Every man hath business and desire, ' Such as 

it is. Ham., i. 5. 
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his. 

Timon of Athens, iii. 1. 
Every man has his lot, and the wide world 

before him. Dan. Pi: 
Every man has his own style, just as he has 

his own nose. Lcssing. 
5 Every man has his weak side. Pr. 

Every man has in himself a continent of undis- 
covered character. Happy is he who acts the 

Columbus to his own soul. Sir J. Stephens. 
Every man has just as much vanity as he 

wants understanding-. Pope. 
Every man hath a good and a bad angel 

attending on him in particular all his life 

long. Burton. 
Every man, however good he may be, has a 

still better man dwelling in him which is 

properly himself, but to whom nevertheless 

he is often unfaithful. It is to this interior 

and less unstable being that we should attach 

ourselves, not to the changeable every-day 

man. IF. v. Humboldt. 
10 Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his 

faults. Emerson. 
Every man is an impossibility until he is born ; 

everything impossible till we see it a success. 

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. 

Every man is a rascal as soon as he is sick. 

Every man is exceptional. Emerson. 
15 Every man is his own greatest dupe. A. B. 

Every man is not so much a workman in the 

world as he is a suggestion of that he should 

be. Men walk as prophecies of the next 

age. Emerson. 
Every man is the architect of his own fortune. 

Every man must carry his own sack to the 

mill. Dan. Pr. 
Every man must in a measure be alone in the 

world. No heart was ever cast in the same 

mould as that which we bear within us. 

20 Every man of sound brain whom you meet 

knows something worth knowing better than 

yourself. Bulwer Lytton. 
Every man ought to have his opportunity to 

conquer the world for himself. Emerson. 
Every man rejoices twice when he has a 

partner of his joy. Jeremy Taylor. 
Every man seeks the truth, but God only 

knows who has found it. Chesterfield. 
Every man shall bear his own burden. St. Paul. 
25 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a 

right answer. Bible. 
Every man should study conciseness in speak- 
ing; it is a sign of ignorance not to know 

that long speeches, though they may please 

the speaker, are the torture of the hearer. 

Every man stamps his value on himself. The 

price we challenge for ourselves is given us. 

Every man takes care that his neighbour 

shall not cheat him. Emerson, 

Every man acts truly so long as he acts his 
nature, or some way makes good the facul- 
ties in himself. Sir T. Browne. 

Every man turns his dreams into realities as 3 
far as he can. Man is cold as ice to the truth, 
but as fire to falsehood. La Fontaine. 

Every man who observes vigilantly and re- 
solves steadfastly grows unconsciously into 
a genius. Buhner Lytton. 

Every man who strikes blows for power, for 
influence, for institutions, for the right, must 
be just as good an anvil as he is a hammer. 
J. G. Holland. 

Every man who would do anything well must 
come to us from a higher ground. Emerson. 

Every man willingly gives value to the praise 
which he receives, and considers the sentence 
passed in his favour as the sentence of dis- 
cernment. Johnson. 

Every man, within that inconsiderable figure 3; 
of his, contains a whole spirit -kingdom 
and reflex of the All ; and, though to the 
eye but some six standard feet in size, 
reaches downwards and upwards, unsur- 
veyable, fading into the regions of immensity 
and eternity. Carlyle. 

Every man without passions has within him 
no principle of action nor motive to act. 

Every man's blind in his ain cause. Sc. Pr. 

Every man's destiny is in his own hands. 
Sydney Smith. 

Every man's follies are the caricature resem- 
blances of his wisdom. /. Sterling. 

Every man's life lies within the present. Mar- 4' 
cus Antoninus. 

Every man's man has a man, and that gar'd 
the Tarve (a Douglas Castle) fa'. Sc. Pr. 

Every man's own reason is his best CEdipus. 
Sir Thomas Browne. 

Every man's powers have relation to some 
kind of work, and wherever he finds that 
kind of work which he can do best, he finds 
that by which he can best build up or make 
his manhood. /. G. Holland. 

Every man's reason is every man's oracle. 

Every moment, as it passes, is of infinite 4; 
value, for it is the representative of a whole 
eternity. Goethe. 

Every moment instructs, and every object, for 
wisdom is infused into every form. It has 
been poured into us as blood ; it convulsed 
us as pain ; it slid into us as pleasure. Emer- 

Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a 
new labour to a tired digestion. South. 

Every mortal longs for his parade-place ; would 
still wish, at banquets, to be master of some 
seat or other wherein to overtop this or that 
plucked goose of the neighbourhood. ( arlylt. 

Every movement in the skies or upon the earth 
proclaims to us that the universe is under 
government. Draper. 

Every natural action is graceful. Emerson. 5( 

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual 
fact. Emerson. 

Every newly discovered truth judges the world, 
separates the good from the evil, and calls 
on faithful souls to make sure their election. 
Julia ;/'. Howe. 



Every new opinion, at its starting, is pre- 
cisely in a minority of one. Carlyle. 
Every noble crown is, and on earth will ever 

be, a crown of thorns. Carlyle. 
Every noble life leaves the fibre of it inter- 
woven for ever in the work of the world. 

Every noble work is at first impossible. Carlyle. 
i Every novel is a debtor to Homer. Emerson. 
Every offence is not a hate at first. Mer. of 

1 'en., lv. i. 
Every one believes in his youth that the world 

really began with him, and that all merely 

exists for his sake. Goethe. 
Every one bows to the bush that bields 

(protects) him, '.e., pays court to him that does 

so. Sc. Pr. 
Every one can master a grief but he that has 

it. Much Ado, iii. 2. 
10 Every one complains of his memory, no one of 

his judgment. La Roche. 
Every one draws the water to his own mill. Pr. 
Every one excels in something in which another 

fails. Pub. Syr. 
Every one fault seeming monstrous till his 

fellow-fault came to match it. As You Like 

It, iii. 2. 
Every one finds sin sweet and repentance 

bitter. Dan. Pr. 
15 Every one for himself and God for us all. Pr. 
Every one has a trial of his own : my wife is 

mine. Happy is he who has no other. Say- 
ing of Pittacus. 
Every one is a preacher under the gallows. 

Dirt. Pr. 
Every one is as God made him, and often a 

great deal worse. Cervantes. 
Every one is his own worst enemy. Schefer. 
20 Every one is judge of what a man seems, no 

one of what a man is. Schiller. 
Every one is poorer in proportion as he has 

more wants, and counts not what he has, 

but wishes only what he has not. Manlius. 
Every one is well or ill at ease according as 

he finds himself. Montaigne. 
Every one knows best where his shoe pinches 

him. Pr. 
Every one knows better than he practises, and 

recognises a better law than he obeys. 

25 Every one knows good counsel except him who 

needs it. Go: Pr. 
Every one of us believes in his heart, or would 

like to have others believe, that he is some- 
thing which he is not. Thackeray. 
Every one of us shall give account of himself 

to God. Bible. 
Every one rakes the fire under his own pot. 

Dan. Pr. 
Every one regards his duty as a troublesome 

master from whom he wiould like to be free. 

La Roche. 
30 Every one should sweep before his own door. 

Every one sings as he has the gift, and marries 

as he has the luck. Port. Pr. 
Every one that asketh receiveth ; and he that 

seeketh findeth ; and to him that knocketh 

it shall be opened. Jesus. 

Every one that doeth evil hateth the light. 
St. John. 

Every one that is of the truth heareth my 
voice. Jesus. 

Every one thinks his own burden the heaviest. 35 

Every one who is able to administer what he 
has. has enough. Goethe. 

Every one would be wise ; no one will become 
so. Peuch tersleben. 

Every one would rather believe than exercise 
his own judgment. Sen. 

Every opinion reacts on him who utters it. 

Every other master is known by what he 40 
utters ; the master of style commends him- 
self to me by what he wisely passes over in 
silence. Schiller. 

Every painter ought to paint what he himself 
loves. Ruskiu. 

Every passion gives a particular cast to the 
countenance, and is apt to discover itself in 
some feature or other. Addison. 

Every people has its prophet. Arab. Pr. 

Every period of life has its peculiar prejudices. 
Whoever saw old age that did not applaud the 
past and condemn the present ? Montaigne. 

Every period of life has its peculiar tempta-45 
tions and dangers. /. Haives. 

Every period of life is obliged to borrow its 
happiness from the time to come. Johnson. 

Every person who manages another is a hypo- 
crite. Thackeray. 

Every petition to God is a precept to man. 
Jeremy Taylor. 

Every place is safe to him who lives with 
justice. Epictetus. 

Every pleasure pre-supposes some sort of 50 
activity. Schopenhauer. 

Every poet, be his outward lot what it may, 
finds himself born in the midst of prose ; he 
has to struggle from the littleness and ob- 
struction of an actual world into the free- 
dom and infinitude of an ideal. Carlyle. 

Every power of both heaven and earth is 
friendly to a noble and courageous activity. 
J. Burroughs. 

Every production of genius must be the pro- 
duction of enthusiasm. Disraeli. 

Every race has its own habitat. Knox. 

Every reader reads himself out of the book 55 
that he reads. Goethe. 

Every real master of speaking or writing uses 
his personality as he would any other service- 
able material. Holmes. 

Every real need is appeased and every vice 
stimulated by satisfaction. Amiel. 

Every rightly constituted mind ought to re- 
joice, not so much in knowing anything 
clearly, as in feeling that there is infinitely 
more which it cannot know. Ruskin. 

Every rose has its thorn. Pr. 

Every scripture is to be interpreted by the 60 
same spirit which gave it forth. Quoted by 

Every sect, as far as reason will help it, gladly 
uses it : when it fails them, they cry out 
it is matter of faith, and above reason. 
L ocke. 
Every shadow points to the sun. Emerson. 


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Every ship is a romantic object except that 

we sail in. Emerson. 
Every shoe fits not every foot. Pr. 
Every shot does not bring: down a bird. Put. 

Every soo (sow) to its ain trough. Sc. Pr. 
5 Every species of activity is met by a negation. 

Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond 

its house a world, and beyond its world a 

heaven. Emerson. 
Every spirit makes its house, but afterwards 

the house confines the spirit. Emerson. 
Every step of life shows how much caution is 

required. Goethe. 
Every step of progress which the world has 

made has been from scaffold to scaffold and 

from stake to stake. Wendell Phillips. 
10 Every Stoic was a Stoic, but in Christendom 

where is the Christian ? Emerson. 
Every style formed elaborately on any model 

must be affected and strait-laced. Whipple. 
Every subject's duty is the king's, but every 

subject's soul is his own. Hen. /"., iv. i. 
Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous 

springs up a pearl. Matthew Henry. 
Everything a man parts with is the cost of 

something. Everything he receives is the 

compensation of something. /. G. Holland. 
15 Everything calls for interest, only it must be 

an interest divested of self-interest and sin- 
cere. Desjardins. 
Everything comes if a man will only wait. 

Everything, even piety, is dangerous in a man 

without judgment. Stanislaus. 
Everything good in a man thrives best when 

properly recognised. /. G. Holland. 
Everything good in man leans on what is 

higher. Emerson. 
20 Everything good is on the highway. Emer- 
Everything great is not always good, but all 

good things are great. Demosthenes. 
Everything holy is before what is unholy ; 

guilt presupposes innocence, not the re- 
verse : angels, but not fallen ones, were 

created. Jean Paul. 
Everything in life, to be of value, must have a 

sequence. Goethe. 
Everything in nature contains all the powern 

of nature. Everything is made of one hidden 

stuff. Emerson. 
25 Everything in nature goes by law, and not by 

luck. Emerson. 
Everything in nature has a positive and a 

negative pole. Emerson. 
Everything in nature is a puzzle until it finds 

its solution in man, who solves it in some 

way with God, and so completes the circle 

of creation. T. T. Mungtr. 
Everything in the world can be borne except 

a long succession of beautiful days. Goethe. 
Everything in this world depends upon will. 

I 'Israeli. 
30 Everything in this world is a tangled yarn ; 

we taste nothing in its purity ; we do not 

remain two moments in the same state. 

Everything is as you take it. Pr, 

Everything is beautiful, seen from the point 
of the intellect ; but all is sour if seen as 
experience. Emerson. 

Everything is good as it comes from the hands 
of the Creator ; everything degenerates in 
the hands of man. Rousseau. 

Everything is mere opinion. J/. A urelius 

Everything is sold to skill and labour. Hume. ; 

Everything is sweetened by risk. A. Smith. 

Everything is what it is, and not another 
thing. Bishop Butler. 

Everything is worth the money that can be 
got for it. Pub. Syr. 

Everything looks easy that is practised to per- 
fection. Goethe. 

Everything rises but to fall, and increases but ' 
to decay. Sail. 

Everything runs to excess ; every good quality 
is noxious if unmixed ; and to carry the 
danger to the edge of ruin. Nature causes 
each man's peculiarity to superabound. 

Everything springs into being and passes 
away accord ng to law, yet how fluctuating 
is the lot that presides over the life which is 
to us so priceless. Goethe. 

Everything that exceeds the bounds of mode- 
ration has an unstable foundation. Sen. 

Everything that happens, happens of necessity. 

Everything that happens in this world is part ' 
of a great plan of God running through all 
time. Ward Beecker. 

Everything that happens to us leaves some 
trace behind it, and everything insen- 
sibly contributes to make us what we are. 

Everything that is exquisite hides itself. /. 

Everything that is popular deserves the atten- 
tion of the philosopher ; although it may not 
be of any worth in itself, yet it characterises 
the people. Emerson. 

Everything that looks to the future elevates 
human nature ; for never is life so low as 
when occupied with the present. Landor. 

Everything that tends to emancipate us from t 
external restraint without adding to our own 
power of self-government is mischievous. 

Everything unnatural is imperfect. N 

Everything useful to the life of man arises 
from the ground, but few things arise in 
that condition which is requisite to render 
them useful. Hume. 

Every thought that arises in the mind, in its 
rising aims to pass out of the mind into 
act ; just as every plant, in the moment 
of generation, struggles up to the light. 

Every thought was once a poem. Emerson. (?) 

Every thought which genius and piety throw 5 
into the world alters the world. Emerson. 

Every time a man smiles, much more when he 
laughs, it adds something to his fragment of 
life. Stern,-. 

Every time you forgive a man you weaken 
him and strengthen yourself. .-/ mer. Pr. 

Every transition is a crisis, and a crisis pre- 
supposes sickness. Goethe. 


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Every traveller has a home of his own, and he 
learns to appreciate it the more from his 
wandering. Dickens. 

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit 
is hewn down and cast into the fire. Jesus. 

Every true man's apparel fits your thief. Mens. 
for Meas., IV. 2. 

Every tub must stand on its own bottom. Pr. 

5 Every unpleasant feeling: is a sign that I have 

become untrue to my resolutions. Jean Pan/. 

Every unpunished murder takes away some- 
thing from the security of every man's life. 
Dan. Webster. 

Every vicious habit and chronic disease com- 
municates itself by descent, and by purity 
of birth the entire system of the human body 
and soul may be gradually elevated, or by 
recklessness of birth degraded, until there 
shall be as much difference between the well- 
bred and ill-bred human creature (whatever 
pains be taken with their education) as be- 
tween a wolf-hound and the vilest mongrel 
cur. Rnskin. 

Every violation of truth is a stab at the health 
of society. Emerson. 

Every wanton and causeless restraint of the 
will of the subject, whether practised by a 
monarch, a nobility, or a popular assembly, 
is a degree of tyranny. Blackstone. 
10 Everywhere I am hindered of meeting God in 
my brother, because he has shut his own 
temple doors, and recites fables merely of 
his brother's or his brother's brother's God. 

Everywhere in life the true question is, not 
what we gain, but what we do ; so also in 
intellectual matters it is not what we re- 
ceive, but what we are made to give, that 
chiefly contents and profits us. Carlyle. 

Everywhere the formed world is the only 
habitable one. Carlyle. 

Everywhere the human soul stands between 
a hemisphere of light and another of dark- 
ness ; on the confines of two everlasting, 
hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will. 

Everywhere the individual seeks to show him- 
self off to advantage, and nowhere honestly 
endeavours to make himself subservient to 
the whole. Goethe. 
15 Every white will have its black, / And every 
sweet its sour. T. Percy. 

Every why hath a wherefore. Com. 0/ Errors, 
ii. 2. 

Every wise woman buildeth her house, but 
the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. 

Every word was once a poem. Emerson. 

Every worm beneath the moon / Draws dif- 
ferent threads, and late and soon / Spins, 
toiling out his own cocoon. Tennyson. 
20 Every youth, from the king's son downwards, 
should learn to do something finely and 
thoroughly with his hand. Ruskin. 

E vestigio — Instantly. 

Evil and good are everywhere, like shadow 
and substance ; (for men) inseparable, yet 
not hostile, only opposed. Carlyle. 

Evil, be thou my good. Milton. 

Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by 
inches. Pr. 

Evil communications corrupt good manners. 25 

Evil events from evil causes spring. Aris- 

Evil is a far more cunning and persevering 
propagandist than good, for it has no inward 
strength, and is driven to seek countenance 
and sympathy. Lowell. 

Evil is generally committed under the hope of 
some advantage the pursuit of virtue seldom 
obtains. B. R. liaydon. 

Evil is merely privative, not absolute ; it 
is like cold, which is the privation of heat. 
All evil is so much death or nonentity. 

Evil is wrought by want of thought / As well 30 
as want of heart. 7 . Hood. 

Evil, like a rolling stone upon a mountain-top, / 
A child may first impel, a giant cannot stop. 

Evil men understand not judgment, but they 
that seek the Lord understand all things. 

Evil news rides post, while good news bates. 

Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. /. 

Evil, what we call evil, must ever exist while 35 
man exists ; evil, in the widest sense we can 
give it, is precisely the dark, disordered 
material out of which man's freewill has to 
create an edifice of order and good. Ever 
must pain urge us to labour ; and only 
in free effort can any blessedness be ima- 
gined for us. Carlyle. 

Evils can never pass away ; for there must 
always remain something which is antago- 
nistic to good. Plato. 

Evils that take leave, / On their depar- 
ture most of all show evil. King Jolm. 
iii. 4. 

Evolare rus ex urbe tanquam ex vinculis — To 
fly from the town into the country, as though 
from bonds. Cic. 

Ewig jung zu bleiben / 1st, wie Dichter 
schreiben / Hochstes Lebensgut ; / Willst 
du es erwerben / Musst du friihe sterben — 
To continue eternally young is, as poets write, 
the highest bliss of life ; wouldst thou attain to 
it, thou must die young. Riickert. 

Ewig zu sein in jedem Momente — To be eternal 40 
at every moment. Schleiermacher. 

Ex abrupto — Without preparation. 

Ex abundante cautela — From excessive pre- 
caution. L. 

Ex abusu non arguitur ad usum — There is no 
arguing from the abuse of a thing against the 
use of it. L. 

Ex abusu non argumentum ad desuetudinem 
— The abuse of a thing is no argument for its 
discontinuance. L. 

Exact justice is commonly more merciful in 45 
the long run than pity, for it tends to foster 
in men those stronger qualities which make 
them good citizens. Loiuell. 

Ex asquo — By right. 

Ex aequo et bono — In justice and equity. 

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood. 
H. Ballon. 

Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add 
legs, Chinese Pr. 



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Examine the religious principles which have, 

in fact, prevailed in the world. You will 

scarcely be persuaded that they are any- 
thing but sick men's dreams. Hume. 
Examine your soul and its emotions, and 

thoughts will be to you so many glorious 

revelations of the Godhead. Nourisson. 
Example acquires tenfold authority when it 

speaks from the grave. // '. Phillips. 
Example has more followers than reason. 

5 Example is a hazardous lure ; where the wasp 

gets through, the gnat sticks. La Fontaine. 
Example is more efficacious than precept. 

Example is more forcible than precept. People 

look at me six days in the week, to see what 

I mean on the seventh. Cecil. 
Example is the school of mankind, and they 

will learn at no other. Burke. 
Examples of rare intelligence, yet more rarely 

cultivated, are not lights kindled for a 

moment ; they live on here in their good 

deeds, and in their venerated memories. 

10 Examples would indeed be excellent things, 

were not people so modest that none will set 

them, and so vain that none will follow them. 

Ex animo— From the soul ; heartily: 
Ex aperto — Openly. 
Ex auribus cognoscitur asinus — An ass is known 

by his ears. Pr. 
Ex cathedra — From the chair ; with authority. 
15 Excellence is never granted to man but as the 

reward of labour. Sir Jos. Reynolds. 
Excellent wretch ! Perdition catch my soul, / 

But I do love thee ! and when I love thee 

not, / Chaos is come again. Othello, iii. 3. 
Excelsior — Still higher. 
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground 

and die, it abideth alone ; but if it die, it 

bringeth forth much fruit. Jesus. 
Except by mastership and servantship, there 

is no conceivable deliverance from tyranny 

and slavery. Carlyle. 
20 Except I be by Silvia in the night, / There is 

no music in the nightingale. Two Cent. 0/ 

I er., iii. 1. 
Except in knowing what it has to do and how 

to do it, the soul cannot resolve the riddle 

of its destiny. Ed. 
Except in obedience to the heaven-chosen is 

freedom not so much as conceivable. Carlyle. 
Except pain of body and remorse of conscience, 

all our evils are imaginary. Rousseau. 
Except the Lord build the house, they labour 

in vain that build it ; except the Lord keep 

the city, the watchman waketh in vain. 

25 Except ye be converted and become as little 

children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom 

of heaven, fosus. 
Exceptio probat regulam — The exception proves 

the rule. 
Exceptis excipiendis — The requisite exceptions 

being made. 
Excepto quod non simul esses, caetera laetus— 

Except that you were not with me, in other 

respects I was happy. 

Excerpta — Extracts. L. 

Excess generally causes reaction, and pro- 3( 
duces a change in the opposite direction, 
whether it be in the seasons, or in indi- 
viduals, or in governments. Plato. 

Excess in apparel is costly folly. The very 
trimming of the vain world would clothe all 
the naked ones. Wm. Penn. 

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness. 

Excessit ex ephebis — He has come to the age of 
manhood. 'Per. 

Excessive distrust is not less hurtful than its 
opposite. Most men become useless to him 
who is unwilling to risk being deceived. 
/ auvenargues. 

Excitari, non hebescere — To be spirited, not 35 
sluggish. M. 

Exclusa opes omnes — All hope is gone. Plant. 

Ex commodo — Leisurely. 

Ex concesso — Admittedly. 

Ex confesso — Confessedly. 

Ex curia— Out of court. 40 

Excusing of a fault / Doth make the fault 
worse by the excuse. Kin? John, iv. 2. 

Ex debito justitias — From what is due to justice ; 
from a regard to justice. 

Ex delicto — From the crime. 

Ex desuetudine amittuntur privilegia— Rights 
are forfeited by disuse. L. 

Ex diuturnitate temporis omnia praesumuntur 45 
esse solemniter acta — Everything established 
for a length of time is presumed to have been 
done in due form. L. 

Exeat — Let him depart. 

Exegi monumentum aere perennius — I have 
reared a memorial of myself more durable than 
brass. Hor. 

Exempli gratia — By way of example. 

Exemplo plus quam ratione vivimus— We live 
more by example than reason. 

Exemplumque Dei quisque est in imagine 50 
parva — Each man is the copy of his God in 
small. A/anil. 

Exercise is labour without weariness. John- 

Exercise the muscles well, but spare the 
nerves always. Schopenhauer. 

Exercitatio optimus est magister— Practice is 
the best master. Pr. 

Exercitatio potest omnia — Perseverance con- 
quers all difficulties. 

Exeunt omnes — All retire. 55 

Ex facie — Evidently. 

Ex factis non ex dictis amici pensandi— Friends 
are to be estimated from deeds, not words. 

Ex facto jus oritur — The law arises out of the 
fact, i.e., it cannot till then be put in force. 


Ex fide fortis— Strong from faith. M. 

Ex fumo dare lttcem— To give light from smoke 60 

Ex humili magna ad fastigia rerum Extollit, 
quoties voluit fortuna jocari— As oft as Fortune 
is in a freakish mood, she raises men from a 
humble station 10 the imposing summit of things. 
J 117: 

Ex hypothesi— Hypothetically. 


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Exigite ut mores teneros ceu pollice ducat, / 

Ut si quis cera vultum facit — Require him as 

with his thumb to mould their youthful morals, 

just as one fashions a face with plastic wax. 

Exigui numero, sed bello vivida virtus— Few 

in number, yet their valour ardent for war. 

Exiguum est ad legem bonum esse — It is but a 

small matter to be good in the eye of the law 

only. Sen, 
Exile is terrible to those who have, as it were, 

a circumscribed habitation : but not to those 

who look upon the whole globe as one city. 

5 Exilioque domos et dulcia limina mutant / 

Atque alio patriam quasrunt sub sole jacen- 

tem — They exchange their home and sweet 

thresholds for exile, and seek under another sun 

another home. Virg. 
Ex improviso— Unexpectedly. 
Ex industria — Purposely. 
Ex inimico cogita posse fieri amicum— Think 

that you may make a friend of an enemy. 

Ex integro — Anew ; afresh. 
10 Ex intervallo — At some distance. 

Existence is not to be measured by mere dura- 
tion. Caird. 
Exitio est avidium mare nautis — The greedy 

sea is destruction to the sailors. Hor. 
Ex malis eligere minima — Of evils to choose the 

least. Cic. 
Ex malis moribus bonae leges natae sunt— 

From bad manners good laws have sprung. 

15 Ex mero motu — Of one's own free will. 

Ex nihilo nihil fit — Nothing produces nothing. 
Ex officio — By virtue of his office. 
Ex opere operato — By the external act. 
Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor — An 

avenger shall arise out of my bones. I'irg. 
20 Ex otio plus negotii quam ex negotio habemus 

— Our leisure gives us more to do than our 

Ex parte — One-sided. 
Ex pede Herculern — We judge of the size of the 

statue of Hercules by the foot. 
Expect injuries ; for men are weak, and thou 

thyself doest such too often. Jean Paul. 
Expediency is the science of exigencies. 

25 Expense of time is the most costly of all ex- 
penses. Theophrastus. 
Experience, a jewel that I have purchased at 

an infinite rate. Merry Wives, ii. 2. 
Experience converts us to ourselves when 

books fail us. A. B. Alcott. 
Experience is a text to which reflection and 

knowledge supply the commentary. Schopen- 
Experience is by industry achieved, / And 

perfected by swift course of time. Two Gent. 

30 " Experience is the best teacher," only the 

school-fees are heavy. Hegel. (?) 
Experience is the grand spiritual doctor. 

Experience is the mistress of fools. Pr. 

Experience is the only genuine knowledge. 

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will 
learn in no other, and scarce in that ; for it 
is true we may give advice, but we cannot 
give conduct. Ben. Franklin. 

Experience makes even fools wise. Pr. 35 

Experience makes us see a wonderful dif- 
ference between devotion and goodness. 

Experience takes dreadfully high school- 
wages, but teaches as no other. Carlyle. 

Experience teaches us again and again that 
there is nothing men have less command 
over than their tongues. Spinoza. 

Experience teacheth that resolution is a sole 
help in need. (?) 

Experience that is bought is good, if not too 40 
dear. Pr. 

Experience to most men is like the stern- 
lights of a ship, which illumine only the 
track it has passed. Coleridge. 

Experientia docet— Experience teaches. Pr. 

Experimentum crucis — A decisive experiment. 

Expert men can execute, but learned men are 
more fit to judge and censure. Bacon. 

Experto credite — Believe one who has had ex- 45 
perience. / 'irg. 

Expertus metuit — He who has had experience is 
afraid. Hor. 

Expetuntur divitise ad perficiendas voluptates 
— Riches are coveted to minister to our plea- 

Explorant adversa viros ; perque aspera duro / 
Nititur ad laudem virtus interrita clivo — 
Adversity tries men, and virtue struggles after 
fame, regardless of the adverse heights. Sit. 

Ex post facto — After the event. L. 

Expression alone can invest beauty with 50 
supreme and lasting command over the eye. 

Expressio unius est exclusio alterius — The 
naming of one man is the exclusion of another. L. 

Ex professo — As one who knows ; professedly. 

Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius — A Mercury 
is not to be made out of any log. Pr. 

Ex scintilla incendium — From a spark a con- 
flagration. Pr. 

Ex tempore— Off-hand ; unpremeditated. 55 

Extended empire, like expanded gold, ex- 
changes solid strength for feeble splendour. 

External manners of lament / Are merely 
shadows to the unseen grief / That swells 
with silence in the tortured soul. Rich. II., 
iv. 1. 

Extinctus amabilis idem — He will be beloved 
when he is dead (who was envied when he was 
living). Hor. 

Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle 
of every science, as the strangled snakes 
beside that of Hercules. Huxley. 

Extra ecclesiam nulla salus— Outside the Church 60 
there is no safety. 

Extra lutum pedes habes — You have got your 
feet out of the mud. Pr. 

Extra muros — Beyond the walls. 

Extra telorum jactum — Beyond bow-shot. 






Extrema gaudii luctus occupat— Grief treads on 

the confines of gladness. Pr. 
Extrema manus nondum operibus ejus impo- 
sita est — The finishing hand has not yet been 
put to his works. 
Extreme justice is often extreme injustice. 
Extremes beget extremes. Pr. 
5 Extreme in all things ! hadst thou been be- 
twixt, / Thy throne had still been thine, or 
never been. Byron. 
Extremes in nature equal ends produce ; / In 
man they join to some mysterious use. 
Extremes meet. Pr. 

Extremes, though contrary, have the like 
effects ; extreme heat mortifies, like extreme 
cold ; extreme love breeds satiety as well 
as extreme hatred ; and too violent rigour 
tempts chastity as much as too much license. 
Extremis malis extrema remedia — Extreme 
remedies for extreme evils. Pr. 
10 Extremity is the trier of spirits. Coriol. iv. i. 
Exuerint sylvestrem animum, cultuque fre- 
quenti, / In quascunque voces artes, haud 
tarda sequentur — They lay aside their rustic 
ideas, and by repeated instruction will advance 
apace into whatever arts you may initiate them. 
/ irg. 
Ex umbra in solem— Out of the shade into the 

sunshine. Pr. 
Ex ungue leonem — The lion may be known by 

his claw. 
Ex uno disce omnes — From one judge of all. 
15 Ex vita discedo, tanquam ex hospitio, non 
tanquam ex domo — I depart from life as from 
an inn, not as from a home. Cic. 
Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum From 
the faults of another a wise man will correct his 
own. Later. 
Ex vitulo bos fit— From a calf an ox grows 

Ex vultibus hominum mores colligere— To con- 
strue men's characters by their looks. 
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither 
have entered into the heart of man, the 
things which God hath prepared for them 
that love him. St. Paul. 
20 Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, / 
And catch the manners living as they rise. 
Eyes are better, on the whole, than telescopes 

or microscopes. Emerson. 
Eyes bright, with many tears behind them. 

Carlyle, on his Wife. 
Eyes not down-dropp'd nor over-bright, but 
fed with the clear-pointed flame of chastity. 
Eyes / Of microscopic power, that could dis- 
cern / The population of a dewdrop. /. 
25 Eyes raised towards heaven are always beau- 
tiful, whatever they be. Joubert. 
Eyes speak all languages ; wait for no letter 
of introduction ; they ask no leave of age or 
rank ; they respect neither poverty nor riches, 
neither learning, nor power, nor virtue, nor 
sex, but intrude and come again, and go 
through and through you in a moment of 
time. Emerson. 

Eyes will not see when the heart wishes them 
to be blind ; desire conceals truth as dark- 
ness does the earth. Sen. 

Ez for war, I call it murder ; / There you hev 
it plain and flat ; / I don't want to go no 
furder / Than my Testyment for that. 


P*a bene, e non guardare a chi — Do good, no 

matter to whom. It. Pr. 
Faber suae fortunae — The maker of his own for- 30 

tune. Sail. 
Fabricando fabri fimus — We become workmen by 

working. Pr. 
Fabula, nee sentis, tota jactaris in urbe — You 
are the talk, though you don't know it, of the 
whole town. Ovid. 
Faces are as legible as books, only they are 
read in much less time, and are much less 
likely to deceive us. Lavater. 
Faces are as paper money, for which, on de- 
mand, there frequently proves to be no gold 
in the coffer. F. G. Traffbrd. 
Faces are but a gallery of portraits. Bacon. 3i 
Faces which have charmed us the most escape 

us the soonest. Scott. 
Fac et excusa — Do it and so justify yourself. 

Facetiarum apud praepotentes in longum me- 
moria est — It is long before men in power forget 
the jest they have been the subject of. Tac. 
Fach — Department. Ger. 

Facienda — Things to be done. 4 

Facies non omnibus una, / Nee diversa tamen ; 
qualem decet esse sororum- The features were 
not the same in them all, nor yet are they quite 
different, but such as we would expect in sisters. 
Ovid, . 
Facies tua computat annos— Your fate records 

your age. Jm>. 
Facile est imperium in bonis — It is easy to rule 

over the good. Plaut. 
Facile est inventis addere— It is easy to add lo 
or improve on what has been already invented. 
Facile largiri de alieno — It is easy to be generous 4 

with what is another's. Pr. 

Facile omnes cum valemus recta consilia / 

./Egrotis damus — We can all. when we are 

well, easily give good advice t.> the sick. Tcr. 

Facile princeps — The admitted chief; with ease 

at the top. 
Facilis descensus Averno est, / Noctes atque 
dies patet atri jauua Ditis ; / Sed revocare 
gradum superasque evadere ad auras, /Hoc 
opus, hie labor est The descent to hell is 
easy; night and day the gate of gloomy Dis 
stands open ; but i" retrace your steps and escape 
to the upper air, this is a work, this is a tolL 
' 'irg. 
Facilius crescit quam inchoatur dignitas— It 
is more easy to obtain an accession of dignity 
than to acquire it in the first instance. Later. 
Facilius sit Nili caput invenire— It would be 6 
easier to discover the source of the Nile. Old 




Facinus audax incipit, Qui cum opulento 
pauper homine ccepit rem habere aut nego- 
tium — The poor man who enters into partnership 
with a rich makes a risky venture. Plant. 

Facinus majoris abollae — A crime of a very deep 
dye {fit. one committed by a man who wears the 
garb of a philosopher). Juv. 

Facinus quos inquinat squat — Those whom guilt 
stains it equals, i.e., it puts on even terms. Litcan. 

Facit indignatio versum— Indignation gives in- 
spiration to verse. 
5 Facito aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus 
inveniat occupatum— Keep doing something, 
so that the devil may always find you occupied. 
St. Jerome. 

Faciunt nae intelligendo, ut nihil intelligant— 
They are so knowing that they know nothing. 

Facon de parler — A manner of speaking. Fr. 

Facsimile — An engraved resemblance of a man's 
handwriting ; an exact copy of anything {lit. do 
the like). 

Facta canam ; sed erunt qui me finxisse loquan- 
tur — I am about to sing of facts ; but some will 
say I have invented them. Ovid. 
10 Facta ejus cum dictis discrepant— His actions 
do not harmonise with his words. Cic. 

Facta, non verba — Deeds, not words. 

Fact is better than fiction, if only we could 
get it pure. Emerson. 

Facts are apt to alarm us more than the most 
dangerous principles. Junius. 

Facts are chiels that winna ding, / And downa 
be disputed. Bums. 
15 Facts are stubborn things. Le Sage. 

Facts are to the mind the same thing as food 
to the body. Burke. 

Facts — historical facts, still more biographical 
— are sacred hierograms, for which the fewest 
have the key. Carlyle. 

Factis ignoscite nostris / Si scelus ingenio 
scitis abesse meo— Forgive what I have done, 
since you know all evil intention was far from 
me. Ovid. 

Factotum — A man of all work {lit. do everything). 
20 Factum abiit ; monumenta manent — The event 
is an affair of the past ; the memorial of it is still 
with us. Ovid. 

Factum est — It is done. M. 

Factum est illud ; fieri infectum non potest — It 
is done and cannot be undone. Plant. 

Fader og Moder ere gode, end er Gud bedre— 
Father and mother are kind, but God is kinder. 
Dan. Pr. 

Faex populi — The dregs of the people. 
25 Fagerhed uden Tugt, Rose uden Hugt — Beauty 
without virtue is a rose without scent. Dan. Pr. 

Fahigkeiten werden vorausgesetzt ; sie sollen 
zu Fertigkeiten werden — Capacities are pre- 
supposed : they are meant to develop into capa- 
bilities, or skilled dexterities. Goethe. 

Failures are with heroic minds the stepping- 
stones to success. Halibnrton. 

Fain would I, but I dare not ; I dare, and yet 
I may not ; ' I may, although I care not, for 
pleasure when I play not. Raleigh. 

"Fain would I climb, but that I fear a fall." 
Raleigh on a pane of glass, to which Queen 
Elizabeth a-idei, " If thy heart fail thee, then 
why climb at all?" 

Faineant— Do nothing. Fr. 33 

Faint heart never won fair lady. Pr. 

Faint not ; the miles to heaven are but few 
and short. S. Rutherford. 

Fair and softly goes far in a day. Pr. 

Fair enough, if good enough. Pr. 

Fair fa' guid drink, for it gars (makes) folk 35 
speak as they think. Sc. Pr. 

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, / Great chief- 
tain o' the puddin' race ! / Abune them a' ye 
tak' your place, / Paunch, tripe, or thairm : / 
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace / As lang's 
my airm. Burns to a Haggis. 

Fair flowers don't remain lying by the high- 
way. Ger. Pr. 

Fair folk are aye fusionless (pithless). Sc. Pr. 

Fair is not fair, but that which pleaseth. Pr. 

Fair maidens wear nae purses (the lads always 40 
paying their share). Sc. Pr. 

Fair play's a jewel. Pr. 

Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare. / 
And beauty draws us with a single hain 

Fair words butter no parsnips. Pr. 

Faire bonne mine a. mauvaise jeu — To put a 
good face on the matter. Fr. 

Faire le chien couchant— To play the spaniel ; to 45 
cringe. Fr. 

Faire le diable a quatre — To play the devil or 
deuce. Fr. 

Faire le pendant — To be the fellow. Fr. 

Faire mon devoir — To do my duty. Fr. 

Faire patte de velours— To coax {lit. make a 
velvet paw). Fr. 

Faire prose sans le savoir — To speak prose 50 
without knowing it. Moliere. 

Faire sans dire— To act without talking. Fr. 

Faire un trou pour en boucher un autre— To 
make one hole in order to stop another. Fr. 

Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, / If 

better thou belong not to the dawn. Milton. 
Fais ce que dois, advienne que pourra — Do 

your duty, come what may. Fr. Pr. 
Fait accompli — A thing already done. Fr. 55 

Faith affirms many things respecting which 

the senses are silent ; but nothing that they 

deny. Pascal. 
Faith always implies the disbelief of a lesser 

fact in favour of a greater. A little mind 

often sees the unbelief, without seeing the 

belief, of large ones. Holmes. 
Faith and joy are the ascensive forces of song. 

Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death, / 

To break the shock blind Nature cannot 

shun. And lands thought smoothly on the 

farther shore. 1 'oung. 
Faith builds a bridge from the old world to the 60 

next. I 'oung. 
Faith doth not lie dead in the breast, but 

is lovely and fruitful in bringing forth good 

works. Craumer. 
Faith, fanatic faith, once wedded fast, / To 

save dear falsehood, hugs it to the last. 

Faith has given man an inward willingness, a 

world of strength wherewith to front a world 

of difficulty. Carlyle. 

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Faith in a better than that which appears is 
no less required by art than religion. John. 

Faith is generally strongest in those whose 
character may be called weakest. Mine, de 

Faith is letting down our nets into the untrans- 
parent deeps at the Divine command, not 
knowing what we shall take. Faber. 

Faith is like love ; it does not admit of being 
forced. Schopenhauer. 
5 Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. 

Faith is loyalty to some inspired teacher, some 
spiritual hero. Carlyle. 

Faith is necessary to victory. Hazlitt. 

Faith is nothing but spiritualised imagination. 
// ard Beecher. 

Faith is nothing more than obedience. Vol- 
10 Faith is not reason's labour, but repose. 

Faith is not the beginning, but the end of all 
knowledge. Goethe. 

Faith is our largest manufacturer of good 
works, and wherever her furnaces are blown 
out, morality suffers. Birrell. 

Faith is required at thy hands, and a sincere 
life, not loftiness of intellect or inquiry 
into the deep mysteries of God. Thomas d 

Faith is taking God at His word. Evans. 
15 Faith is that courage in the heart which trusts 
for all good to God. Luther. 

Faith is the creator of the Godhead ; not that 
it creates anything in the Divine Eternal 
Being, but that it creates that Being in us. 

Faith is the heroism of intellect. C. H. Park- 

Faith is the soul of religion, and works the 
body. Col/on. 

Faith loves to lean on Time's destroying arm. 
20 Faith makes us, and not we it ; and faith makes 
its own forms. Emerson. 

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, / And 
looks to that alone ; / Laughs at impossi- 
bilities, / And cries— "It shall be done." 
C. Wesley. 

Faith opens a way for the understanding ; 
unbelief closes it. St. Angus: inc. 

Faith without works is like a bird without 
wings. /. Beaumont. 

Faith's abode / Is mystery for evermore, / Its 
life, to worship and adore, / And meekly bow 
beneath the rod, / When the day is dark 
and the burden sore. Dr. Walter Smith. 
25 Faiths that are different in their roots, / 
Where the will is right and the heart is 
sound, / Are much the same in their fruits. 
J. /■'. Selkirk. 

Faithful are the wounds of a friend. Bible. 

Faithful found / Among the faithless ; faithful 
only he. Milton. 

Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest 
things. Confucius. 

Falla pouco, e bem, ter-te-hao por alguem — 
Speak little and well; they will take you for 
somebody. Port. I'r. 

Fallacia / Alia aliam trudit — One falsehood 3< 
begets another (lit. thrusts aside another). Ter. 

Fallacies we are apt to put upon ourselves by 
taking words for things. Locke. 

Fallentis semita vita — The pathway of deceptive 

. or unnoticed life. Hor. 

Fallit enim vitium, specie virtutis et umbra, / 
Cum sit triste habitu, vultuque et veste seve- 
rum — For vice deceives under an appearance and 
shadow of virtue when it is subdued in manner 
and severe in countenance and dress. Juv. 

Fallitur, egregio quisquis sub principe credit / 
Servitium. Nunquamlibertasgratiorextat ' 
Quam sub rege pio — Whoso thinks it slavery 
to serve under an eminent prince is mistaken. 
Liberty is never sweeter than under a pious king. 

Falls have their risings, wanings have their 3 
primes, / And desperate sorrows wait for 
better times. Quarks. 

Falsch ist das Geschlecht der Menschen — 
False is the race of men. Schiller. 

False as dicers' oaths. Hani., iii. 4. 

False by degrees and exquisitely wrong. Can- 

False face must hide what the false heart doth 
know. Macb., i. 7. 

False folk should hae mony witnesses. Sc. 4 

False freends are waur than bitter enemies. 
Sc. Pr. 

False friends are like our shadow, close to us 
while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving 
us the instant we cross into the shade. 

False glory is the rock of vanity. La Bruyere. 

False modesty is the masterpiece of vanity. 
La Bruyere. 

False modesty is the most decent of all false- 4! 
hood. Ckamfort. 

False shame is the parent of many crimes. 

Falsehood and death are synonymous. Ban- 

Falsehood borders so closely upon truth, that 
a wise man should not trust himself too near 
the precipice. (?) 

Falsehood is cowardice ; truth is courage. 
II. Ballon. 

Falsehood is easy, truth is difficult. George 51 

Falsehood is folly. Horn. 

Falsehood is never so successful as when she 
baits her hook with truth. Cotton. 

Falsehood is our one enemy in this world. 

Falsehood is so much the more commendable, 
by how much more it resembles truth, and 
is the more pleasing the more it is doubtful 
and possible. Cervantes. 

Falsehood is the devil's daughter, and speaks 5! 
her father's tongue. Dan. Pr. 

Falsehood is the essence of all sin. Carlyle. 

Falsehood, like poison, will generally be re- 
jected when administered alone ; but when 
blended with wholesome ingredients may be 
swallowed unperceived. U'ha/ely. 

Falsehood, like the dry rot, flourishes the 
more in proportion as air and light are ex- 
cluded. Whately. 


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Falso damnati crimine mortis— Condemned to 

die on a false charge. J T irg. 
Falsum in uno, falsum in omni — False in one 

thing, false in everything. 
Falsus honor juvat, et mendax infamia terret / 

Quern nisi mendosum et medicandum — Un- 
deserved honour delights, and lying calumny 

alarms no one but him who is full of falsehood 

and needs to be reformed. Hor. 
Fama clamosa — A current scandal. 
5 Fama crescit eundo — Rumour grows as it goes. 

/ 'irg. 
Fama nihil est celerius — Nothing circulates more 

swiftly than scandal. Livy. 
Famae damna majora sunt, quam qua? aestimari 

possint — The loss of reputation is greater than 

can be possibly estimated. Livy. 
Famae laboranti non facile succurritur — It is 

not easy to repair a damaged character. Pr. 
Famam extendere factis. To extend one's fame 

by valiant feats. / irg. 
10 Fame and censure with a tether / By fate are 

always linked together. Swift. 
Fame at its best is but a poor compensa- 
tion for all the ills of existence. Mrs. 

Fame comes only when deserved, and then it 

is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny. 

Fame is a fancied life in others' breath. 

Fame is an undertaker that pays but little 

attention to the living, but bedizens the dead, 

furnishes out their funerals, and follows them 

to the grave. Colton. 
15 Fame is a revenue payable only to our ghosts. 

Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck only at 

one end of a room, it will soon fall to the floor. 

To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends. 

Fame is but the breath of the people, and that 

often unwholesome. Pr. 
Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. 

Fame is not won on downy plumes nor under 

canopies. Dante. 
20 Fame is the advantage of being known by 

people of whom you yourself know nothing, 

and for whom you care as little. Stanis- 

la us. 
Fame is the breath of popular applause. He r- 

Fame is the perfume of noble deeds. Socrates. 

Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth 
raise, / (That last infirmity of noble minds,) / 
To scorn delights and live laborious days. 

Fame may be compared to a scold ; the best 
way to silence her is to let her alone, and she 
will at last be out of breath in blowing her 
own trumpet. Fuller. 
25 Fame only reflects the estimate in which a 
man is held in comparison with others. 
Scliopenha iter. 

Fame sometimes hath created something of 
nothing. Fuller. 

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking 
about something else ; very rarely to those 
who say to themselves, " Go to now, let us 
be a celebrated individual" Holmes. 

Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of 
merit, but only a probability of such : it is an 
accident, not a property, of a man ; like 
light, it can give little or nothing, but at 
most may show what is given ; often it is 
but a false glare, dazzling the eyes of the 
vulgar, lending, by casual extrinsic splen- 
dour, the brightness and manifold glance 
of the diamond to pebbles of no value. 

Fame with men, / Being but ampler means to 
serve mankind, / Should have small rest or 
pleasure in herself, / But work as vassal to 
the larger love, / That dwarfs the petty love 
of one to one. Tennyson. 

Fames et mora bilem in nasum conciunt — 30 
Hunger and delay stir up one's bile (lit. in the 
nostrils). Pr. 

Fames, pestis, et bellum, populi sunt pernicies 
— Famine, pestilence, and war are the destruction 
of a people. 

Familiare est hominibus omnia sibi ignoscere — 
It is common to man to pardon all his own 

Familiarity breeds contempt. Pr. 

Familiarity is a suspension of almost all the 
laws of civility which libertinism has intro- 
duced into society under the notion of ease. 
La Roche. 

Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. 35 
George Eliot. 

Famine hath a sharp and meagre face. 

Fammi indovino, e ti faro ricco — Make me a 
prophet, and I will make you rich. //. Pr. 

Fanaticism is a fire which heats the mind 
indeed, but heats without purifying. War- 

Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impres- 
sion of the ideas relating to the future world 
as disqualifies for the duties of this. R. 

Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is 40 
to fever and rage to anger. / 'oltaire. 

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity. 

Fanaticism, soberly defined, / Is the false fire 
of an o'erheated mind. Coioper. 

Fancy is capricious ; wit must not be searched 
for, and pleasantry will not come in at a call. 

Fancy is imagination in her youth and adoles- 
cence. Landor. 

Fancy kills and fancy cures. Sc. Pr. 45 

Fancy requires much, necessity but little. 
Get: Pr. 

Fancy restrained may be compared to a foun- 
tain, which plays highest by diminishing the 
aperture. Goldsmith. 

Fancy rules over two-thirds of the universe, 
the past and the future, while reality is con- 
fined to the present. Jean Paul. 

Fancy runs most furiously when a guilty con- 
science drives it. Fuller. 

Fancy surpasses beauty. Pr. 50 

Fancy, when once brought into religion, knows 
not where to stop. // 'hately. 

Fanfaronnade — Boasting. Fr. 

Fanned fires and forced love ne'er did weel. 
Sc, Pr. 


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Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart, / How 
hard thy yoke ! how cruel is thy dart ! / 
Those 'scape thy anger who refuse thy 
sway, / And those are punished most who 
most obey. Prior. 

Fantasy is of royal blood ; the senses, of noble 
descent ; and reason, of civic {biirgerlichen) 
origin. Feuerbach. 

Fantasy is the true heaven-gate and hell-gate 
of man. Carlyle. 

Far ahint maun follow the faster. Sc. Pr. 
5 Far-awa fowls hae aye fair feathers. Sc. 

Far better it is to know everything of a little 
than a little of everything. Pickering. 

Far frae court, far frae care. Sc. Pr. 

Far from all resort of mirth / Save the cricket 
on the hearth. Milton. 

Far from home is near to harm. Fris. Pr. 
10 Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, / 
Their sober wishes never learned to stray ; / 
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life / 
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. 

Far greater numbers have been lost by hopes / 
Than all the magazines of daggers, ropes, / 
And other ammunitions of despair, / Were 
ever able to despatch by fear. Butler. 

Far niente — A do-nothing. 

Far-off cows have long horns. Gael. Pr. 

Far-off fowls hae feathers fair, / And aye until 
ye try them ; / Though they seem fair, still 
have a care, / They may prove waur than 
I am. Burns. 
15 Far or forgot to me is near ; / Shadow and 
sunlight are the same ; / The vanished gods 
to me appear ; / And one to me are shame 
and fear. Emerson. 

Fare, fac — Speak, do. 

Fare thee well ! and if for ever, / Still for ever 
fare thee well ! / E'en though unforgiving, 
never / 'Gainst thee shall my heart rebel. 

Fare you weel, auld Nickie-ben ! / O wad ye 
tak' a thocht and men' ! / Ye aiblins micht — 
I dinna ken — / Still hae a stake : / I'm wae 
to think upo' yon den, / E'en for your sake. 

Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness ! / 
This is the state of man : to-day he puts 
forth / The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow 
blossoms, / And bears his blushing honours 
thick upon him : / The third day comes a 
frost, a killing frost : / And when he thinks, 
good easy man, full surely / His greatness 
is a-ripening, nips his root, / And then he 
falls, as I do. Hen. VIII., iii. 2. 
20 Farewell ! God knows when we shall meet 
again. / I have a faint cold fear thrills 
through my veins, / That almost freezes up 
the heat of life. Rom. and Jul, iv. 3. 

Farewell, happy fields, / Where joy for ever 
dwells ; hail, horror, hail ! Milton. 

Farewell the tranquil mind ! farewell content ! / 
Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars / 
That make ambition virtue ! oh, farewell ! / 
Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill 
trump, / The spirit-stirring drum, the ear- 
piercing fife, / The royal banner, and all 
quality, / Pride, pomp, and circumstance 
of glorious war ! < Hhelio, iii. 3. 

Farewell to Lochaber, farewell to my Jean, / 

Where heartsome wi' thee I hae mony days 

been ; / For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no 

more, / We'll maybe return to Lochaber no 

more. Allan Ramsay. 
Fari quae sentiat — To speak what he thinks. 71/. 
Farmers are the founders of civilisation. 25 

Daniel Webster. 
Farrago libelli — The medley of that book of mine. 

Fas est et ab hoste doceri — It is right to derive 

instruction even from an enemy. Ovid. 
Fashionability is a kind of elevated vulgarity. 

G. Darley. 
Fashion, a word which fools use, / Their 

knavery and folly to excuse. Churchill. 
Fashion begins and ends in two things it 30 

abhors most — singularity and vulgarity. 

Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard 

to judge between the temporary and the . 

lasting. Stedman. 
Fashion is aristocratic-autocratic. /. (7. Hol- 
Fashion is, for the most part, nothing but the 

ostentation of riches. Lccke. 
Fashion is gentility running away from vul- 
garity, and afraid to be overtaken by it. 

It is a sign that the two things are not far 

asunder. Hazlitt. 
Fashion is the great governor of the world. 35 

Fashion is the science of appearances, and it 

inspires one with the desire to seem rather 

than to be. Locke. 
Fashion seldom interferes with Nature without 

diminishing her grace and efficiency. Tucker- 

Fashion wears out more apparel than the man. 

Much Ado, iii. 3. 
Fast and loose. Love's L. Lost, i. 1. 
Fast bind, fast find. Pr. 40 

Faster than his tongue / Did make offence, 

his eye did heal it up. As You Like It, iii. 5. 
Fastidientis est stomachi multa degustare — 

Tasting so many dishes shows a dainty stomach. 

Fasti et nefasti dies — Lucky and unlucky days. 
Fat hens are aye ill layers. Sc. Pr. 
Fat paunches make lean pates, and dainty 45 

bits I Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt 

quite the wits. Love's L. Lost, i. 1. 
Fata obstant — The fates oppose it. 
Fata volentem ducunt, nolentem trahunt— Fate 

leads the willing, and drags the unwilling. 
Fate follows and limits power : power attends 

and antagonises fate ; we must respect fate 

as natural history, but there is more than 

natural history. Emerson. 
Fate hath no voice but the heart's impulses. 

Fate is a distinguished but an expensive tutor. 50 

Fate is character. //'. Winter. 
Fate is ever better than design. Titos. Double- 

Fate is known to us as limitations. Emerson, 
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a 

former state of existence. Hindu saying: 


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Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the 
wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of 
the bad. If. P. Alger. 
Fate is unpenetrated causes. Emerson. 
Fate leads the willing, but drives the stubborn. 

Fate made me what I am, may make me 
nothing ; / But either that or nothing must 
I be ; / I will not live degraded. Byron. 
5 Fate steals along with silent tread, / Found 
oftenest in what least we dread ; / Frowns 
in the storm with angry brow, / But in the 
sunshine strikes the blow. Coiuper. 
Fatetur facinus is qui judicium fugit— He who 

shuns a trial confesses his guilt. L. 
Father of all ! in every age, / In every clime 
adored, / By saint, by savage, and by sage, / 
Jehovah, Jove, or Lord. Pope. 
Fathers alone a father's heart can know, / 
What secret tides of sweet enjoyment flow / 
When brothers love ! But if their hate suc- 
ceeds, / They wage the war, but 'tis the 
father bleeds. 1 "oung. 
Fathers first enter bonds to Nature's ends ; / 
And are her sureties ere they are a friend's. 
George Herbert. 
10 Fathers that wear rags / Do make their chil- 
dren blind ; / But fathers that wear bags / 
Do make their children kind. King Lear, 
ii. 4. 
Fathers their children and themselves abuse / 
That wealth a husband for their daughters 
choose. Sliirley. 
Fatigatis humus cubile est — To the weary the 

bare ground is a bed. Curt. 
Fatta la legge, trovata la malizia — As soon as 

a law is made its evasion is found out. //. Pr. 
Faulheit ist der Schliissel zur Armuth — Sloth 
is the key to poverty. Ger. Pr. 
15 Faulheit ist Dummheit des Korpers, und 
Dummheit Faulheit des Geistes — Sluggish- 
ness is stupidity of body, and stupidity sluggish- 
ness of spirit. Seume. 
Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null. 

Faults are beauties in lover's eyes. Theo- 
Faults are thick when love is thin. Pr. 
Faute de grives le diable mange des merles — 
For want of thrushes the devil eats blackbirds. 
Pr. Pr. 
20 Faux pas — A false step. Pr. 

Favete Unguis — Favour with words of good omen 

{lit. by your tongues). Ovid. 
Favourable chance is the god of all men who 
follow their own devices instead of obeying 
a law they believe in. George Eliot. 
Favour and gifts disturb justice. Dan. Pr. 
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain : but 
a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall 
be praised. Bible. 
25 Favours, and especially pecuniary ones, are 
generally fatal to friendship, /lor. Smith. 
Favours unused are favours abused. Sc. Pr. 
Fax mentis honestae gloria— Glory is the torch 

of an honourable mind. .1/. 
Fax mentis incendium gloriae — The flame of 

glory is the torch of the mind. M. 
Fay ce que voudras — Do as your please. M, 
30 Fear always springs from ignorance. Emerson. 

Fear and sorrow are the true characters and 
inseparable companions of most melancholy. 
Fear can keep a man out of danger, but 

courage only can support him in it. Pr. 
Fear God and keep his commandments ; for 

this is the whole duty of man. Bible. 
Fear God ; honour the king. St. Peter. 
Fear guards the vineyard. //. Pr. 35 

Fear guides more to their duty than gratitude. 

Fear has many eyes. Cervantes. 
Fear hath torment. .9/. John. 
Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and 
the herald of all revolutions. It has boded, 
and mowed, and gibbered for ages over 
government and property. Emerson. 
Fear is described by Spenser to ride in armour, 40 
at the clashing whereof he looks afeared of 
himself. Peacham. 
Fear is far more painful to cowardice than 

death to true courage. Sir P. Sidney. 
Fear is the underminer of all determinations ; 
and necessity, the victorious rebel of all 
laws. Sir P. Sidney. 
Fear is the virtue of slaves ; but the heart that 

loveth is willing. Longfellow. 
Fear is worse than fighting. Gael. Pr. 
Fear not that tyrants shall rule for ever, / Or 45 
the priests of the bloody faith ; / They stand 
on the brink of that mighty river / Whose 
waves they have tainted with death. Shelley. 
Fear not the confusion (Verwirrung) outside 
of thee, but that within thee ; strive after 
unity, but seek it not in uniformity ; strive 
after repose, but through the equipoise, 
not through the stagnation (Stillstand), of 
thy activity. Schiller. 
Fear not the future ; weep not for the past. 

Fear not, then, thou child infirm ; / There's no 

god dare wrong a worm. Emerson. 
Fear not where Heaven bids come ; / Heaven's 
never deaf but when man's heart is dumb. 
Fear of change / Perplexes monarchs. Milton. 50 
Fear oftentimes restraineth words, but makes 

not thought to cease. Lord I'aux. 
Fear sometimes adds wings to the heels, and 
sometimes nails them to the ground and 
fetters them from moving. Montaigne. 
Fear to do base, unworthy things is valour ; / 
If they be done to us, to suffer them / Is 
valour too. Ben Jonson. 
Fear's a fine spur. Samuel Lover. 
Fear's a large promiser ; who subject live / 55 
To that base passion, know not what they 
give. Dryden. 
Fears of the brave and follies of the wise. 

Fearfully and wonderfully made. Bible. 
Fearless minds climb soonest into crowns. 

3 Hen. If., iv. 7. 
Feasting makes no friendship. Pr. 
Feast-won, fast-lost. Tim. of Athens, ii. 2. GO 
Feather by feather the goose is plucked. Pr. 
Fecisti enim nos ad te, et cor inquietum donee 
requiescat in te — Thou hast made us for Thee, 
and the heart knows no rest until it rests in 
Thee. St. Augustine. 


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Fecit— He did it. 

Fecundi calices quern non fecere disertum ? — 
Whom have not flowing cups made eloquent? 

Fede ed innocenzia son reperte / Solo ne' par- 
goletti — Faith and innocence are only to be 
found in little children. Dante. 

Feeble souls always set to work at the wrong- 
time. Cardinal de Retz. 
5 Feebleness is sometimes the best security. 

Feed a cold and starve a fever. Pr. 

Feed no man in his sins ; for adulation / Doth 
make thee parcel-devil in damnation. George 

Feeling- comes before reflection. H. R. Haweis. 

Feeling should be stirred only when it can be 
sent to labour for worthy ends. Brooke. 
10 Feelings are always purest and most glowing 
in the hour of meeting and farewell ; like 
the glaciers, which are transparent and 
rose-hued only at sunrise and sunset, but 
throughout the day grey and cold. Jean 

Feelings are like chemicals ; the more you 
analyse them, the worse they smell. Kingsley. 

Feelings come and go like light troops follow- 
ing the victory of the present ; but principles, 
like troops of the line, are undisturbed, and 
stand fast. Jean Paul. 

Feelings, like flowers and butterflies, last 
longer the later they are delayed. Jean 

Fehlst du, lass dich's nicht betriiben ; Denn 
der Mangel fuhrt zum Lieben ; / Kannst dich 
nicht vom Fehl befrein, / Wirst du Andern 
gern verzeihn— Shouldst thou fail, let it not 
trouble thee, for failure (lit. defect) leads to love. 
If thou canst not free thyself from failure, thou 
wilt never forgive others. Goethe. 
15 Feindlich ist die Welt / Und falsch gesinnt ; 
Es liebt ein jeder nur / Sich selbst — Hostile is 
the world, and falsely disposed. In it each one 
loves himself alone. Schiller. 

Felices errore suo — Happy in their error. 
L ucan. 

Felices ter et amplius / Quos irrupta tenet 
copula, nee, malis / Divulsus quaerimoniis, / 
Suprema citius solvet amor die — Thrice happy 
they, and more than thrice, whom an unbroken 
link binds together, and whom love, unimpaired 
by evil rancour, will not sunder before their last 
day. Hor. 

Felicitas nutrix est iracundiae — Prosperity is the 
nurse of hasty temper. Pr. 

Feliciter is sapit, qui periculo alieno sapit — 
He is happily wise who is wise at the expense of 
another. M. 
20 Felicity lies much in fancy. Pr. 

Felicity, not fluency, of language is a merit. 

Felix, heu nimium felix -Happy, alas! too happy! 

Felix qui nihil debet— Happy is he who owes 

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas— 

Happy he who has succeeded in learning the 

causes of things. / irg. 

25 Felix, qui quod amat, defendere fortiter andet 

nappy he who dares courageously to defend 

what lie loves. Ovid. 

Fell luxury ! more perilous to youth than 

storms or quicksands, poverty or chains. 

Hannah More. 
Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more / 

Than when it bites but lanceth not the sore. 

Rich. II., i. 3. 
Fellowship in treason is a bad ground of con- 
fidence. Burke. 
Felo de se — A suicide. L. 
Female friendships are of rapid growth. 30 

Feme covert — A married woman. L. 
Feme sole — An unmarried woman. L. 
Femme, argent et vin ont leur bien et leur 

venin — Women, money, and wine have their 

blessing and their bane. Fr. Pr. 
Femme de chambre — A chambermaid. Fr. 
Femme de charge — A housekeeper. Fr. 35 

Femme rit quand elle peut, et pleure quand 

elle veut— A woman laughs when she can, and 

weeps when she likes. Fr. Pr. 
Ferae naturae— Of a wild nature. 
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt 

— Men in general are fain to believe that which 

they wish to be true. Cees. 
Feriis caret necessitas — Necessity knows no 

Ferme fugiendo in media fata ruitur— How 40 

often it happens that men fall into the very evils 

they are striving to avoid. Liv. 
Ferme modele — A model farm. Fr. 
Fern von Menschen wachsen Grundsatze ; 

unter ihnen Handlungen — Principles develop 

themselves far from men ; conduct develops among 

them. Jean Paul. 
Ferreus assiduo consumitur annulus usu — By 

constant use an iron ring is consumed. Ovid. 
Ferro, non gladio — By iron, not by my sword. 

Fervet olla, vivit amicitia — As long as the pot 45 

boils, friendship lasts. Pr. 
Fervet opus — The work goes on with spirit. Virg. 
Festina lente — Hasten slowly. /';-. 
Festinare nocet, nocet et cunctatio saepe ; / 

Tempore quaeque suo qui facit, ille sapit— 

It is bad to hurry, and delay is often as bad ; he 

is wise who does everything in its proper time. 

( »;-/,/. 

Festinatione nil tutius in discordiis civilibus — 
Nothing is safer than despatch in civil quarrels. 

Festinatio tarda est — Haste is tardy. Pr. 50 

Fetch a spray from the wood andplaceiton your 
mantel-shelf, and your household ornaments 
will seem plebeian beside its nobler fashion 
and bearing. It will wave superior there, 
as if used to a more refined and polished 
circle. It has a salute and response to all 
your enthusiasm and heroism. Tkoreau. 

Fete champetre — A rural feast. Fr. 

Fetes des moeurs — Feasts of morals. Fr. 

Fette Kiiche, magere Erbschaft— A fat kitchen, 
,i Kan legacy. Ger. Pr. 

Feu de joie — Firing of guns in token of joy. 55 

Few are fit to be entrusted with themselves. 

Few are open to conviction, but the majority 
of men to persuasion. GtH tii 


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Few, few shall part where many meet ; The 
snow shall be their winding-sheet, / And 
every turf beneath their feet / Shall be a 
soldier's sepulchre. Campbell. 

Few have all they need, none all they wish. 
R. Southwell. 

Few have borne unconsciously the spell of 
loveliness. Whittier. 

Few have the gift of discerning when to have 
done. Siuift. 
i Few have wealth, but all must have a home. 

Few love to hear the sins they love to act. 
Pericles, i. i. 

Few may play with the devil and win. Pr. 

Few men are much worth loving in whom 
there is not something well worth laughing 
at. Hair. 

Few men have been admired by their domes- 
tics. Montaigne. 
10 Few men dare show their thoughts of worst or 
best. Byron. 

Few men have any next ; they live from hand 
to mouth without plan, and are ever at the 
end of their line. Emerson. 

Few men have imagination enough for the 
truth of reality. Goethe. 

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest 
bidder. Washington. 

Few minds wear out ; more rust out. Bovcc. 
15 Few mortals are so insensible that their affec- 
tions cannot be gained by mildness, their 
confidence by sincerity, their hatred by scorn 
or neglect. Zimmerman. 

Few of the many wise apothegms which have 
been uttered, from the time of the seven 
sages of Greece to that of Poor Richard, 
have prevented a single foolish action. 

Few people know how to be old. La Roche. 

Few persons have courage to appear as good 
as they really are. Hair. 

Few spirits are made better by the pain 
and languor of sickness ; as few great pil- 
grims become eminent saints. Thomas a 
20 Few take wives for God's sake, or for fair 
looks. Pr. 

Few things are impossible to diligence and 
skill. Johnson. 

Few things are impracticable in themselves ; 
and it is from want of application rather 
than want of means that men fail of success. 
La Roche. 

Few things are more unpleasant than the 
transaction of business with men who are 
above knowing or caring what they have 
to do. Johnson. 

Fiandeira, fiai manso, que me estorvais, que 
estou rezando — Spinner, spin quietly, so as not 
to disturb me ; I am praying. Port. Pr. 
25 Fiar de Dios sobre buena prenda — Trust in God 
upon good security. Sp. Pr. 

Fiat experimentum in corpore vili — Let the 
experiment be made on some worthless body. 

Fiat justitiam, pereat mundus — Let justice be 
done, and the world perish. Pr. 

Fiat justitia, ruat coelum — Let justice be done, 
though the heavens should fall in. Pr. 

Fiat lux— Let there be light. 

Fickleness has its rise in the experience of the 30 

deceptiveness of present pleasures, and in 

ignorance of the vanity of absent ones. 

Ficta voluptatis causa sit proxima veris — 

Fictions meant to please should have as much 

resemblance as possible to truth. Hor. 
Fiction is a potent agent for good in the hands 

of the good. Mine. Necker. 
Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruit- 
ful, and imagination cold and barren. Burke. 
Fiction, while the feigner of it knows that he 

is feigning, partakes, more than we suspect, 

of the nature of lying ; and has ever an, 

in some degree, unsatisfactory character. 

Fictis meminerit nos jocari fabulis — Be it re- 35 

membered that we are amusing you with tales of 

fiction. Phcedr. 
Fidarsi e bene, ma non fidarsi e meglio — To 

trust one's self is good, but not to trust one's self 

is better. It. Pr. 
Fidati era un buon uomo, Nontifidare era 

meglio — Trust was a good man, Trust not was a 

better. //. Pr. 
Fide abrogata, omnis humana societas tollitur 

— If good faith be abolished, all human society 

is dissolved. Livy. 
Fide et amore— By faith and love. M. 
Fide et fiducia — By faith and confidence. 71/. 40 
Fide et fortitudine — By faith and fortitude. 

Fide et Uteris — By faith and learning. 71/. 
Fide, non armis — By good faith, not by arms. 

Fidei coticula crux — The cross is the touchstone 

of faith. M. 
Fidei defensor — Defender of the faith. 45 

Fideli certa merces — The faithful are certain of 

their reward. M. 
Fidelis ad urnam — Faithful to death {lit. the 

ashes-urn). M. 
Fidelis et audax — Faithful and intrepid. 71/ 
Fidelite est de Dieu — Fidelity is of God. 71/. 
Fideliter et constanter — Faithfully and firmly. 50 

Fidelity, diligence, decency, are good and in- 
dispensable ; yet, without faculty, without 

light, they will not do the work. Carlyle. 
Fidelity is the sister of justice. Hor. 
Fidelity purchased with money, money can 

destroy. Sen. 
Fidelius rident tiguria — The laughter of the 

cottage is more hearty and sincere than that of 

the court. Pr. 
Fidem qui perdit perdere ultra nil potest— He 55 

who loses his honour has nothing else he can 

lose. Pub. Syr. 
Fidem qui perdit, quo se servet relicuo ? — Who 

loses his good name, with what can he support 

himself in future ? Pub. Syr. 
Fides facit fidem — Confidence awakens confi- 
dence. Pr. 
Fides probata coronat — Approved faith confers a 

crown. M. 
Fides Punica — Punic faith ; treachery. 
Fides servanda est — Faith must be kept. Plant. GO 
Fides sit penes auctorem— Credit this to the 



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Fides ut anima, unde abiit, eo nunquam redit 
— Honour, like life, when once it is lost, is never 
recovered. Pub. Syr. 

Fidus Achates — A faithful companion (of iEneas). 

Fidus et audax— Faithful and intrepid. M. 

Fie ! fie ! how wayward is this foolish love, / 
That like a testy babe will scratch the 
nurse, / And presently, all humbled, kiss 
the rod. Two Cent, of Verona, i. 2. 
5 Fiel pero desdichado — True though unfortunate. 

Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds, / 
In ranks and squadrons, and right form of 
war, / Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol. 
Jul. dps., ii. 2. 

Fieri facias — See it be done. A writ empower- 
ing a sheriff to levy the amount of a debt or 

Fight on, thou brave true heart, and falter not, 
through dark fortune and through bright, 
the cause thou fightest for, so far as it is 
true, is very sure of victory. Ca> lyle. 

Fight the good fight. St. Pan?. 
10 Filii non plus possessionum quam morborum 
haeredes sumus — We sons are heirs no less to 
diseases than to estates. 

Filius nullius — The son of no one ; a bastard. 

Filius terrae — A son of the earth ; one low- 

Fille de chambre — A chambermaid. Fr. 

Fille de joie — A woman of pleasure ; a prostitute. 
15 Fin contre fin — Diamond cut diamond. Fr. 

Fin de siecle — Up to date. Fr. 

Find earth where grows no weed, and you 
may find a heart where no error grows. 

Find employment for the body, and the mind 
will find enjoyment for itself. Pr. 

Find fault, when you must find fault, in private, 
if possible, and some time after the offence, 
rather than at the time. Sydney Smith, 
20 Find mankind where thou wilt, thou findest it 
in living movement, in progress faster or 
slower ; the phcenix soars aloft, hovers with 
outstretched wings, filling earth with her 
music ; or, as now, she sinks, and with 
spheral swan-song immolates herself in flame, 
that she may soar the higher and sing the 
clearer. Carlyle. 

Find out men's wants and will, / And meet 
them there. All worldly joys go less / To 
the one joy of doing kindnesses. Herbert. 

Finding your able man, and getting him in- 
vested with the symbols of ability, is the 
business, well or ill accomplished, of all 
social procedure whatsoever in this world. 

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, 
and the heart of man go together ; the head 
inferior to the heart, and the hand inferior to 
both heart and head. R us kin. 

Fine by defect and delicately weak. Pope. 
25 Fine by degrees and beautifully less. J'> nor. 

Fine feathers make fine birds. Pr. 

Fine feelings, without vigour of reason, are 
in the situation of the extreme feathers of a 
peacock's tail— dragging in the mud. JohH 

Fine manners are the mantle of fair minds. 
None are truly great without this ornament. 
A. B. Alcott. 

Fine manners need the support of fine manners 
in others. Emerson. 

Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so 
useful as common sense. Pope. 

Fine speeches are the instruments of knaves / 
Or fools, that use them when they want 
good sense ; / Honesty needs no disguise or 
ornament. Otway. 

Fine words without deeds go not far. Dan. 

Finem respice — Have regard to the end. 

Finge datos currus, quid agas? — Suppose the 
chariot (of the sun) committed to you, what 
would you do ? Apollo to Phaethon in Ovid. 

Fingers were made before forks, and hands 
before knives. Swift. 

Fingunt se medicos quivis idiota, sacerdos, 
Judaeus, monachus, histrio, rasor, anus — Any 
untrained person, priest, Jew, monk, playactor, 
barber, or old wife is ready to prescribe for you 
in sickness. Pr. 

Finis coronat opus — The end crowns the work, 
i.e., first enables us to determine its merits. 

Fire and sword are but slow engines of de- 
struction in comparison with the tongue of 
the babbler. Steele. 

Fire and water are good servants but bad 
masters, Pr. 

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. 
Ger. Pr. 

Fire is the best of servants ; but what a 
master ! Carlyle. 

Fire maks an auld wife nimble. Sc. Pr. 

Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. Two 
Cent, of Verona, i. 2. 

Fire trieth iron, and temptation a just man. 
Thomas d Kempis. 

Firmior quo paratior — The stronger the better 
prepared. I\I. 

Firmness, both in sufferance and exertion, 
is a character I would wish to possess. I 
have always despised the whining yelp of 
complaint and the cowardly feeble resolve. 

First assay / To stuff thy mind with solid 
bravery ; / Then march on gallant : get sub- 
stantial worth : / Boldness gilds finely, and 
will set it forth. George Herbert. 

First cast the beam out of thine own eye, and 
then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the 
mote out of thy brother's eye. Jesus. 

First catch your hare. Mrs. Glass's a 

the housewife. 

First come, first served. Pr. 

First deserve and then desire. Se. Pr. 

First flower of the earth and first gem of the 
sea. Moore, 

First keep thyself in peace, and then thou 
shalt be able to keep peace among others. 
Thomas a Kempis. 

First must the dead letter of religion own 
itself dead, and drop piecemeal into dust, if 
the living spirit of religion, freed from its 
charnel-house, is to arise in us, new-born of 
heaven, and with new healing under its 
wings. Carlyle. 


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First resolutions are not always the wisest, 

but they are usually the most honest. 

First worship God ; he that forgets to pray / 

Bids not himself good-morrow nor good 

day. T. Randolph. 
Fishes live in the sea, ... as men do on 

land — the great ones eat up the little ones. 

Pericles, ii. i. 
Fit cito per multas pra?da petita manus — The 

spoil that is sought by many hands quickly 

accumulates. Ovid. 
• Fit erranti medicina confessio — Confession is as 

healing medicine to him who has erred. 
Fit fabricando faber— A smith becomes a smith 

by working at the forge. Pr. 
Fit in dominatu servitus, in servitute domi- 

natus — In the master there is the servant, and 

in the servant the master (lit. in masterhood 

is servanthood, in servanthood masterhood). 

Fit scelus indulgens per nubila saecula virtus 

— In times of trouble leniency becomes crime. 
Fit the foot to the shoe, not the shoe to the 

foot. Port. Pr. 
10 Fit words are fine, but often fine words are 

not fit. Pr. 
Five great intellectual professions have hither- 
to existed in every civilised nation : the 

soldier's, to defend it ; the pastor's, to teach 

it ; the physician's, to keep it in health ; the 

lawyer's, to enforce justice in it ; and the 

merchant's, to provide for it ; and the duty 

of all these men is, on due occasion, to die 

for it. Rvskin. 
Five minutes of to-day are worth as much to 

me as five minutes in the next millennium. 

Fix'd to no spot is happiness sincere ; / 'Tis 

nowhere to be found, or everywhere. Pofre. 
Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, / To 

draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. Pope. 
15 Flagrante bello — During the war. 
Flagrante delicto — In the very act. 
Flames rise and sink by fits ; at last they soar / 

In one bright flame, and then return no more. 

Flamma fumo est proxima — Where there is 

smoke there is fire (lit. flame is very close to 

smoke). Plant. 
Flatter not the rich ; neither do thou appear 

willingly before the great. Thomas d Kempis. 
20 Flatterers are cats that lick before, and scratch 

behind. Ger. Pr. 
Flatterers are the bosom enemies of princes. 

Flatterers are the worst kind of traitors. 

Flattery brings friends, but the truth begets 

enmity. Pr. 
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the 

giver, and adulation is not of more service 

to the people than to kings. Burke. 
25 Flattery is a base coin, to which only our 

vanity gives currency. La Roche. 
Flattery is the bellows blows up sin ; / The 

thing the which is flattered, but a spark, / 

To which that blast gives heat and stronger 

glowing ; / Whereas reproof, obedient and 

in order., / Fits kings, as they are men, for 

they may err. Pericles, i. 2. 

Flattery is the destruction of all good fellow- 
ship. Disraeli. 
Flattery is the food of pride, and may be well 

assimilated to those cordials which hurt the 

constitution while they exhilarate the spirits. 

Arliss Lit. Col. 
Flattery labours under the odious charge of 

servility, lac. 
Flattery sits in the parlour when plain deal- 30 

ing is kicked out of doors. Pr. 
Flattery's the turnpike road to Fortune's 

door, ll'alcot. 
Flebile ludibrium — A " tragic farce ; " a farce to 

weep at. 
Flebit, et insignis tota cantabitur urbe — He 

shall rue it, and be a marked man and the talk 

of the whole town. Hor. 
Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo 

— If I cannot influence the gods, I will stir up 

Acheron. / T irg. 
Flecti, non frangi — To bend, not to break. M. 35 
Flee sloth, for the indolence of the soul is the 

decay of the body. Cato. 
Flee you ne'er so fast, your fortune will be at 

your tail. Sc. Pr. 
Flesh will warm in a man to his kin against 

his will. Gael. Pr. 
Flet victus, victor interiit — The conquered one 

weeps, the conqueror is ruined. 
Fleur d'eau — Level with the water. Fr. 40 

Fleur de terre — Level with the land. Fr. 
Fleurs-de-lis — Lilies. Fr. 
Fleying (frightening) a bird is no the way to 

catch it. Sc. Pr. 
Flies are easier caught with honey than 

vinegar. Fr. Pr. 
Fling away ambition ; / By that sin fell the 45 

angels ; how can man, then, / The image of 

his Maker, hope to win by it? Hen. VII 7., 

iii. 2. 
Flints may be melted, but an ungrateful heart 

cannot ; no, not by the strongest and noblest 

flame. South. 
Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant — 

As bees sip of everything in the flowery meads. 

L ucret. 
Flour cannot be sown and seed-corn ought not 

to be ground. Goethe. 
Flowers and fruits are always fit presents — 

flowers, because they are a proud assertion 

that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities 

of man. h merson. 
Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of 50 

Nature, by which she indicates how much 

she loves us. Goethe. 
Flowers are the pledges of fruit. Dan. Pr. 
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever 

made and forgot to put a soul into. Ward 

Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a 

fragrance as before a storm. Jean Paul. 
Flowers of rhetoric in sermons and serious 

discourses are like the blue and red flowers 

in corn, pleasing to those who come only 

for amusement, but prejudicial to him who 

would reap profit from it. Pope. 
Fluctus in simpulo exitare— To raise a tempest 55 

in a teapot. Cic. 
Fluvius cum mari certas — You but a river, and 

contending with the ocean. Pr. 


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Fly idleness, which yet thou canst not fly / 
By dressing, mistressing, and compliment. / 
If these take up thy day, the sun will cry / 
Against thee ; for his light was only lent. 
George Herbert. 
Foedum inceptu, foedum exitu — Bad in the be- 
ginning, bad in the end. Livy. 
Fcenum habet in cornu, longe fuge, dummodo 
risum / Excutiat sibi, non hie cuiquam parcit 
amico — He has (like a wild bull) a wisp of 
hay on his horn : fly afar from him ; if only he 
raise a laugh for himself, there is no friend he 
would spare. Hor. 
Foliis tantum ne carmina manda ; / Ne tur- 
bata volent rapidis ludibria ventis— Only com- 
mit not thy oracles to leaves, lest they fly about 
dispersed, the sport of rushing winds. Virg. 
5 Folk canna help a' their kin (relatives). Sc. Pr. 
Folk wi' lang noses aye tak' till themsels. 

Sc. Pr. 
Folks as have no mind to be o' use have always 
the luck to be out o' the road when there's 
anything to be done. George Eliot. 
Folks must put up with their own kin as they 

put up with their own noses. George Eliot. 
Folle est la brebis qui au loup se confesse— It 
is a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor. 
Fr. Pr. 
10 Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it 
will follow thee. Pr. 
Follow the copy though it fly out of the 

window. Printer's saying. 
Follow the customs or fly the country. Dan. 

Follow the devil faithfully, you are sure to go 

to the devil. Carlyle. 
Follow the river, and you will get to the sea. 
15 Follow the road, and you will come to an inn. 
Port. Pr. 
Follow the wise few rather than the vulgar 

many. It. Pr. 
Folly, as it grows in years, / The more ex- 
travagant appears. Butler. 
Folly ends where genuine hope begins. Ccnvper. 
Folly is its own burden. Sen. 
20 Folly is the most incurable of maladies. 
Sp. Pr. 
Folly, letting down buckets into empty wells, 
and growing old with drawing nothing up. 
Folly loves the martyrdom of fame. Byron. 
Fond fools / Promise themselves a name from 

building churches. Randolph. 
Fond gaillard— A basis of joy or gaiety. Fr. 
25 Fons et origo mali — The source and origin of the 
Fons malorum — The origin of evil. 
Fons omnium viventium— The fountain of all 

living things. 
Fontes ipsi sitiunt — Even the fountains complain 

of thirst. Pr. 
Food can only be got out of the ground, or the 
air, or the sea. Ruskin. 
30 Food fills the wame and keeps us livin' ; / 
Though life's a gift no worth receivin', / 
When heavy dragg'd wi' pine and grievin' ; / 
But oil'd by thee, the wheels o' life gae doon- 
hill scrievin' / Wi' rattlin' glee. Burns, on 
Scotch drink. 

Food for powder, i Hen. IV., iv. i. 

Fool before all is he who does not instantly 

seize the right moment ; who has what he 

loves before his eyes, and yet swerves 

(sclnveift) aside. Platen. 
Fool not ; for all may have, / If they dare try, 

a glorious life or grave. George Herbert. 
Fool, not to know that love endures no tie, / 

And Jove but laughs at lovers' perjury. 

Fool of fortune. King Lear, iv. 6. 
Fooled thou must be, though wisest of the 

wise ; / Then be the fool of virtue, not of vice. 

Persian saying. 
Foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which 

perishes in the twisting. Emerson. 
Foolish people are a hundred times more 

averse to meet with wise people than wise 

people are to meet with foolish. Saadi. 
Fools and bairns shouldna see things half done. 

5V:. Pr. 
Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich. 

Fools are apt to imitate only the defects of 

their betters. Swift. 
Fools are aye fond o' flittin', and wise men 

o' sittin'. Se. Pr. 
Fools are aye seeing ferlies (wonderful things). 

Sc. Pr. 
Fools are known by looking wise. Butler. 
Fools are my theme ; let satire be my song. 

Fools ask what's o'clock, but wise men know 

their time. Pr. 
Fools build houses, and wise men buy them. 

Get: Pr. 
Fools can indeed find fault, but cannot act 

more wisely. Langbern. 
Fools for arguments use wagers. Butler. 
Fools grant whate'er ambition craves, / And 

men, once ignorant, are slaves. Pope. 
Fools grow of themselves without sowing or 

planting. Rus. Pr. 
Fools grow without watering. Pr. 
Fools invent fashions and wise men follow 

them. Fr. Pr. 
Fools karn nothing from wise men, but wise 

men much from fools. Ditt. Pr. 
Fools make a mock at sin. Bible. 
Fools mak' feasts, and wise men eat them. / 

Wise men mak' jests, and fools repeat them. 

Sc. Pr. 
Fools may our scorn, not envy raise, , For 

envy is a kind of praise. Gay. 
Fools measure actions after they are done by 

the event ; wise men beforehand, by the rules 

of reason and right. Bp. Hale. 
Fools need no passport. Dan. Pr. 
Fools ravel and wise men redd (unravel). Sc. Pr. 
Fools, to talking ever prone, / Are sure tc 

make their follies known. (,'<n . 
Fools with bookish knowledge are children 

with edged weapons ; they hurt themselves 

and put others in pain. Zimmermaiiu. 
Footpaths give a private, human touch tc 

the landscape that roads do not. They are 

sacred to the human foot. They have the 

sentiment of domesticity, and suggest the 

way to cottage doors and to simple, primi- 
tive times. John Burroughs. 


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Foppery is never cured ; once a coxcomb, 

always a coxcomb. Johnson. 
For age, long age ! / Nought else divides us 

from the fresh young days / Which men call 

ancient. Lewis Morris. 
For a genuine man it is no evil to be poor. 

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth 

up again. Bible. 
5 For a large conscience is all one, / And signi- 
fies the same with none. Hudibras. 
For all a rhetorician's rules / Teach nothing 

but to name his tools. Butler. 
For all he did he had a reason, / For all he 

said, a word in season ; / And ready ever 

was to quote / Authorities for what he wrote. 

For all men live and judge amiss ; Whose 

talents do not jump with his. Butler. 
For all right judgment of any man or thing 

it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good 

qualities before pronouncing on his bad. 

10 For all their luxury was doing good. /-. 

For an honest man half his wits are enough; 

for a knave, the whole are too little. It. 

For an orator delivery is everything. Goethe. 
For a republic you must have men. Amiel. 
For as a fly that goes to bed Rests with 

his tail above his head, So, in this mon- 
grel state of ours, / The rabble are the 

supreme powers. Butler. 
15 For as a ship without a helm is tossed to and 

fro by the waves, so the man who is care- 
less and forsaketh his purpose is many ways 

tempted. Thomas a Kempis. 
For a' that, and a' that, / Our toils obscure, 

and a' that ; / The rank is but the guinea's 

stamp, / The man's the gowd for a' that. 

For a tint (lost) thing carena. Sc. Pr. 
For aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit 

with too much as they that starve with 

nothing. Me?: of Ten., i. 2. 
For aught that ever I could read, / Could ever 

hear by tale or history, / The course of true 

love never did run smooth. Mid. .V.'s Dream, 

i. 1. 
20 For a web begun God sends thread. Fr. and 

It. Pr. 
For behaviour, men learn it, as they take 

diseases, one of another. Bacon. 
For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, / 

And though a late, a sure reward succeeds. 

For Brutus is an honourable man, / So are 

they all, all honourable men. Jul. Cees., 

iii. 2. 
For captivity, perhaps your poor watchdog 

is as sorrowful a type as you will easily 

find. Ruskiu. 
25 For contemplation he and valour form'd, / For 

softness she and sweet attractive grace ; / 

He for God only, she for God in him, / His 

fair large front and eye sublime declared. 

For cowards the road of desertion should be 

left open ; they will carry over to the enemy 

nothing but their fears. Bovee. 

For dear to gods and men is sacred song. 

For ebbing resolution ne'er returns, / But falls 

still further from its former shore. Home. 
For emulation hath a thousand sons, / That 

one by one pursue ; if you give way, / Or 

hedge aside from the direct forthright, / 

Like to an enter'd tide, they all rush by, / 

And leave you hindmost. Troil. and Cres. 

iii. 3. 
For ever and a day. As You Like It, iv. r. 30 

For ever is not a category that can establish 

itself in this world of time. Carlyle. 
For every dawn that breaks brings a new 

world, / And every budding bosom a new 

life. Lewis Morris. 
For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly. 

For every ten jokes thou hast got an hundred 

enemies. Sterne. 
For everything you have missed, you have 35 

gained something else ; and for everything 

you gain, you lose something. Emerson. 
For fate has wove the thread of life with pain, / 

And twins e'en from the birth are misery 

and man. Pope. 
For faith, and peace, and mighty love / That 

from the Godhead flow, / Show'd them the 

life of heaven above / Springs from the earth 

below. Emerson. 
For fault o' wise men fools sit on binks (seats, 

benches). Sc. Pr. 
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 

For forms of government let fools contest ; / 40 

Whate'er is best administered is best. 

For Freedom's battle, once begun, / Bequeath'd 

by bleeding sire to son, / Though baffled oft, 

is ever won. Byron. 
For glances beget ogles, ogles sighs, / Sighs 

wishes, wishes words, and words a letter ; / 

And then God knows what mischief may 

arise / When love links two young people 

in one fetter. Byron. 
For gold the merchant ploughs the main, / 

The farmer ploughs the manor ; But glory 

is the soldier's prize, / The soldier s wealth 

is honour. Burns. 
For good and evil must in our actions meet ; / 

■Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet. 

For greatest scandal waits on greatest state. 45 

For grief indeed is love, and grief beside. Mrs. 

For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, I 

And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again. 

For he, by geometric scale, / Could take the 

size of pots of ale. Butler. 
For he is but a bastard to the time / That 

doth not smack of observation. King; John, 

i. 1. 
For he lives twice who can at once employ ,' 50 

The present well and e'en the past enjoy. 

For he that fights and runs away May live 

to fight another day ; / But he who is in 

battle slain, , Can never rise and fight again. 



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For he that worketh high and wise, / Nor 
pauses in his plan, / Will take the sun out 
of the skies / Ere freedom out of man. 

For his bounty, / There was no winter in't ; an 
autumn 'twas, / That grew the more by 
reaping. Ant. and Cleof., v. 2. 

For his chaste Muse employed her heaven- 
taught lyre / None but the noblest passions 
to inspire, / Not one immoral, one corrupted 
thought, / One line which, dying, he could 
wish to blot. Littelton on Thomson. 

For hope is but the dream of those that wake. 
5 For I am nothing if not critical. Othello, 
ii. 1. 

For I am full of spirit, and resolved / To meet 
all perils very constantly. Jul. Ca-s., v. 1. 

For I say this is death, and the sole death, / 
When a man's loss comes to him from his 
gain, / Darkness from light, from knowledge 
ignorance, / And lack of love from love made 
manifest. Browning. 

For it so falls out, / That what we have we 
prize not to the worth / While we enjoy it, 
but being lack'd and lost, / Why, then we 
rack the value. Much Ado, iv. 1. 

For it stirs the blood in an old man's heart, / 
And makes his pulses fly, / To catch the 
thrill of a happy voice / And the light of a 
pleasant eye. .V. P. Willis. 
10 For just experience tells, in every soil, / That 
those that think must govern those that toil. 

For knowledge is a barren tree and bare, / 
Bereft of God, and duty but a word, / And 
strength but tyranny, and love, desire, / And 
purity a folly. Lewis A/orris. 

For knowledge is a steep which few may 
climb, / While duty is a path which all may 
tread. Lewis Morris. 

For let our finger ache, and it endues I Our 
other healthful members ev'n to that sense / 
Of pain. Othello, iii. 4. 

For loan oft loses both itself and friend. Ham. , 
»• 3- 
15 For love of grace, / Lay not the flattering 
unction to your soul That not your trespass 
but my madness speaks. Ham., iii. 4. 

For lovers' eyes more sharply sighted be / 
Than other men's, and in dear love's delight / 
See more than any other eyes can see. 

For man's well-being faith is properly the one 
thing needful ; with it, martyrs, otherwise 
weak, can cheerfully endure the shame and 
the cross ; and without it, worldlings puke 
up their sick existence by suicide in the 
midst of luxury. < 'arlyle. 

For man there is but one misfortune, when 
some idea lays hold of him which exerts no 
influence upon his active life, or still more, 
which withdraws him from it. Goethe. 

For men are brought to worse diseases / By 
taking physic than diseases, / And therefore 
commonly recover / As soon as doctors give 
them over. Butler. 
20 For men at most differ as heaven and earth, / 
But women, worst and best, as heaven and 
hell. Tennyson. 

For men cherish love, for gods reverence. 

For men may come and men may go, / But I 
go on for ever. Tennyson. 

For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight ; / 
His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. 

For murder, though it hath no tongue, will 
speak /With most miraculous organ. Ham., 
ii. 2. 

For my means, I'll husband them so well, / 2 
They shall go far with little. Ham. , iv. 5. 

For my name and memory I leave to men's 
charitable speeches, to foreign nations, and 
to the next ages. Bacon. 

For nought so vile that on the earth doth live, / 
But to the earth some special good doth 
give ; / Nor aught so good, but, strain d 
from that fair use, I Revolts from true 
birth, stumbling on abuse. Rom. and Jul., 
ii. 3. 

For now we see through a glass darkly, but 
then face to face. Si. Paul. 

For oaths are straws, men's faith are wafer 
cakes, / And holdfast is the only dog, my 
duck. Hen. I'., ii. 3. 

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, / The 3 1 
saddest were these : " It might have been." 

For of fortunes sharpe adversite, The worse 
kind of infortune is this, / A man that hath 
been in prosperite, / And it remember when 
it passed is. Chaucer. 

For of the soul the body form doth take, ' For 
soul is form, and doth the body make. 

For one man who can stand prosperity, there 
are a hundred that will stand adversity. 

For one person who can think, there are at 
least a hundred who can observe. An accu- 
rate observer is, no doubt, rare ; but an 
accurate thinker is far rarer. Buckle. 

For one rich man that is content there are a 3 
hundred who are not. Pr. 

For one word a man is often deemed wise, and 
for one word he is often deemed foolish. 

For our pleasure, the lackeyed train, the slow 
parading pageant, with all the gravity of 
grandeur, moves in review ; a single coat, 
or a single footman, answers all the pur- 
poses of the most indolent refinement as 
well ; and those who have twenty, may be 
said to keep one for their own pleasure, and 
the other nineteen merely for ours. Gold- 

For pity is the virtue of the law, / And none but 
tyrants use it cruelly. Timon of Athens, 
iii. 5.- 

For pleasures past I do not grieve, / Nor perils 
gathering near ; My greatest grief is that 
I leave / Nothing that claims a tear. 

For poems to have beauty of style is not 4( 
enough ; they must have pathos also, and 
lead at will the hearer's soul. Hor. 

For present grief there is always a remedy. 
However much thou sufferest, hope. The 
greatest happiness of man is hope. Leopold 

For rarely do we meet in one combined / 
A beauteous body and a virtuous nnud, 


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For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but 
out there flew a trope. Butler. 

For rhyme the rudder is of verses, / With 
which, like ships, they steer their courses. 

For right is right, since God is God, / And 
right the day must win ; / To doubt would 
be disloyalty, / To falter would be sin. F. 
IV. Faber. 

For sacred even to gods is misery. Pope. 

For Satan finds some mischief still / For idle 
hands to do. Watts. 

For slander lives upon succession, / For ever 
housed where it gets possession. Comedy of 
Errors, iii. i. 

For solitude sometimes is best society, / And 
short retirement urges sweet return. Milton. 

For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. 
Mer. ofVen., i. 3. 

For suffering and enduring there is no remedy 
but striving and doing. Carlyle. 
For that fine madness still he did retain / 
Which rightly should possess a poet's brain. 

For the apotheosis of Reason we have sub- 
stituted that of Instinct ; and we call every- 
thing instinct which we find in ourselves, 
and for which we cannot trace any rational 
foundation. /. 6". Mill. 

For the bow cannot possibly stand always 
bent, nor can human nature or human frailty 
subsist without some lawful recreation. 

For the buyer a hundred eyes are too few, for 
the seller one is enough. //. Pr. 

For thee the family of man has no use ; it 
rejects thee ; thou art wholly as a dissevered 
limb : so be it ; perhaps it is better so. 
Carlyle, or Teufelsdrockh rather, arrived at the 
" Centre of Indifference, through -which whoso 
travels from the Xegative Pole to tlie Positive 
m ust uecessa rily pass. " 
5 For the fashion of this world passeth away. 
St. Paul. 

For the gay beams of lightsome day / Gild but 
to flout the ruins grey. Scott. 

For the greatest crime of man is that he was 
born. Calderon. 

For the narrow mind, whatever he attempts, is 
still a trade ; for the higher, an art : and the 
highest, in doing one thing does all ; or, to 
speak less paradoxically, in the one thing 
which he does rightly, he sees the likeness 
of all that is done rightly. Goethe. 

For the rain it raineth every day. Lear, 
iii. 2, 
) For there's nae luck aboot the hoose, / There's 
nae luck ava'. ,/ There's little pleesure in the 
hoose / When oor guidman's awa'. //'. /. 

For there was never yet philosopher / That 
could endure the toothache patiently. Much 
Ado, v. 1. 

For the sake of one good action a hundred 
evil actions should be condoned. Chinese Pr. 

For the son of man there is no noble crown, 
well-worn or even ill-worn, but is a crown 
of thorns. Carlyle. 

For the true the price is paid before you enjoy 
it ; for the false, after you enjoy it. John 

For the world was built in order, .' And the 25 
atoms march in tune ; / Rhyme the pipe, and 
the Time the warder, / The sun obeys them 
and the moon. Emerson. 

For they can conquer who believe they can. 

For 'tis a truth well known to most, / That 
whatsoever thing is lost, We seek it. ere 
it comes to light, / In every cranny but the 
right. Coivper. 

For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich : / 
And as the sun breaks through the darkest 
clouds, / So honour peereth in the meanest 
habit. Tarn, of Shrew, iv. 3. 

For to him that is joined to all the living there 
is hope : for a living dog is better than a 
dead Hon. Bible. 

For to see and eek for to be seye. Chaucer. 30 

For truth has such a face and such a mien, ' As 
to be loved needs only to be seen. Dryden, 

For truth is precious and divine, / Too rich a 
pearl for carnal swine. Butler. 

For use almost can change the stamp of 
Nature, / And either curb the devil or throw 
him out / With wondrous potency. Ham., 
iii. 4. 

For us, the winds do blow, / The earth doth 
rest, heaven move, and fountains flow ; / 
Nothing we see but means our good, / As 
our delight, or as our treasure ; ' The whole 
is either our cupboard of food, / Or cabinet 
of pleasure. George Herbert. 

For virtue's sake I am here ; but if a man, 35 
for his task, forgets and sacrifices all, why 
shouldst not thou ? Jean Paul. 

For virtue's self may too much zeal be had : / 
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad. 

For want of a block a man will stumble at a 
straw. Swift. 

For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want 
of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want 
of a horse the rider was lost. Ben. Franklin. 

For wealth is all things that conduce I To 
man's destruction or his use ; / A standard 
both to buy and sell / All things from heaven 
down to helL Butler. 

For what are men who grasp at praise sublime,/ 40 
But bubbles on the rapid stream of time, / 
That rise and fall, that swell and are no 
more, / Born and forgot, ten thousand in an 
hour. Young. 

For what are they all in their high conceit, / 
When man in the bush with God may meet ? 

For what thou hast not, still thou striv'st to 
get, And what thou hast, forgetst. Meas. 
for Mens., iii. 1. 

For when disputes are wearied out, / 'Tis 
interest still resolves the doubt. Butler. 

For where is any author in the world / Teaches 
such beauty as a woman's eye ? Love's L. 
Lost. iv. 3. 

For while a youth is lost in soaring thought. 45 
And while a mind grows sweet and beauti- 
ful, / And while a spring-tide coming lights 
the earth. ' And while a child, and while a 
flower is born, / And while one wrong cries 
for redress and finds / A soul to answer, still 
the world is young. Le:o : s Morris. 

For whom ill is fated, him it will strike. Gael. 


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For whom the heart of man shuts out, / 
Straightway the heart of God takes in, / 
And fences them all round about / With 
silence 'mid the world's loud din. Lowell. 

For who to dumb forgetfulness a prey, / This 
pleasing- anxious being- e'er resigned, / Left 
the warm precincts of the cheerful day, / 
Nor cast one longing lingering look behind ? 

For who would lose, / Though full of pain, this 
intellectual being. / Those thoughts that 
wander through eternity ; / To perish rather, 
swallowed up and lost. / In the wide womb of 
uncreated night ? Milton. 

For wisdom cries out in the streets, and no 
man regards it. i Henry IV., i. 2. 
5 For youth no less becomes / The light and 
careless livery that it wears, / Than settled 
age his sables and his weeds, / Importing 
health and graveness. Ham., iv. 7. 

Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. 
2 Hen. VI., iii. 3. 

Forbearance is not acquittance. Get: Pr. 

Forbid a fool do a thing, and that he will do. 
Sc. Pr. 

Forbidden fruit is sweetest. Pr. 
10 Force and right rule everything in this world ; 
force till right is ready. Joubert. (?) 

Force can never annul right. Berrycr. 

Force is no argument. John Bright. 

Forced love does not last. Dut. Pr. 

Forced prayers are no gude for the soul. Sc. 

15 Force n'a pas droit — Might knows no right. 
Fr. Pr. 

Force rules the world, and not opinion, but 
opinion is that which makes use of force. 

Force without forecast is of little avail. Pr. 

Foresight is indeed necessary in trusting, but 
still more necessary in distrusting. Cotvos. 

Forewarned, forearmed. Cervantes. 
20 Forget the hours of thy distress, but never 
forget what they taught thee. Gessner. 

Forget thyself to marble. Milton. 

Forgetting of a wrong is a mild revenge. 

Forgetting one's self, or knowing one's self, 
around these everything turns. A uerbach. 

Forgiveness is better than revenge ; for for- 
giveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but 
revenge the sign of a savage nature. Epic- 

25 Forgiveness is commendable, but apply not 
ointment to the wound of an oppressor. 

Forgiveness is the divinest of victories. 

Forgiveness to the injured does belong, / But 
they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong-. 

Forgiven '\ not forgotten. Ger. J'>. 

Forgotten pains, when follow gains. Sc. Pr. 
30 Forma bonum fragile est— Beauty is a fragile 
good. Ovid. 

Forma viros neglecta decet- Neglect of appear- 
ance becomes men. Ovid. 

Formerly it was the fashion to preach the 
natural ; now it is the ideal. Schlegel. 

Formerly the richest countries were those in 
which Nature was most bountiful ; now the 
richest countries are those in which man is 
most active. Buckle. 

Formerly when great fortunes were only made 
in war, war was business ; but now when 
great fortunes are only made by business, 
business is war. Bovee. 

Formidabilior cervorum exercitus, duce leone, 
quam leonum cervo — An army of stags would 
be more formidable commanded by a lion, than 
one of lions commanded by a stag. Pr. 

Formosa facies muta commendatio est — A hand- 
some face is a mute recommendation. Pub. Syr. 

Formosos saepe inveni pessimos, / Et turpi 
facie multos cognovi optimos — I have often 
found good-looking people to be very base, and I 
have known many ugly people most estimable. 

Forms which grow round a substance will be 
true, good ; forms which are consciously put 
round a substance, bad. Carlyle. 

Formulas are the very skin and muscular 
tissue of a man's life ; and a most blessed 
indispensable thing, so long as they have 
vitality withal, and are a living skin and 
tissue to him. Carlyle. 

Forsake not God till you find a better maister. 1 
.Sc. Pr. 

Forsan et hasc olim meminisse juvabit ; Durate, 
et vosmet rebus servate secundis — Perhaps it 
will be a delight to us some day to recall these 
misfortunes. Bear them, therefore, and reserve 
yourselves for better times. Virg. 

Forsan miseros meliora sequentur— Perhaps a 
better fortune awaits the unhappy. Virg. 

Fors et virtus miscentur in unum — Fortune and 
valour are blended into one. Virg. 

Forte e l'aceto di vin dolce — Strong is vinegar 
from sweet wine. //. Pr. 

Forte et fidele— Strong and loyal. M. ! 

Fortem facit vicina libertas senem — The ap- 
proach of liberty makes even an old man brave. 

Fortem posce animum mortis terrore caren- 
tem, / Qui spatium vitae extremum inter 
muner.". ponat Naturae— Pray for a strong soul 
free from the fear of death, which regards t lie 
final period of life among the gifts of Nature. 

Fortes creantur fortibus et bonis ; ' Est in 
juvencis, est in equis patrum ' Virtus, nee 
imbellem feroces Progenerant aquilae 

columbam— lhave men are generated by brave 
and good: there is in steers and in horses the 
virtue of their sires, nor does the fierce eagle 
beget the unwarlike dove. I lor. 

Forte scutum salus ducum— The safety of leaders 
is a strong shield. M. 

Fortes fortuna adjuvat— Fortune assists the J 
brave. Per. 

Fortes in fine assequendo et suaves in modo 
assequendi simus— Let us be resolute in pro- 
secuting OUT purpose and mild in the manner of 
attaining it. AquavtVO. 

Forti et fideli nihil difficile— To the brave and 
1 rue nothing is difficult. .1/. 

Fortify courage with the true rampart of 
patience. Sir P. Sidney, 

Fortify yourself with moderation ; for this is 
an impregnable fortress. P/ictctus. 


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Fortior et potentior est dispositio legis quam 
hominis — The disposition of the law is stronger 
and more potent than that of man. L. 

Fortis cadere, cedere non potest — A brave man 
may fall, but cannot yield. M. 

Fortis et constantis animi est, non perturbari 
in rebus asperis — It shows a brave and resolute 
spirit not to be agitated in exciting circum- 
stances. Cic. 

Fortis sub forte fatiscet — A brave man will 
yield to a brave. M. 

i Fortiter et recte— Courageously and honourably. 

Fortiter ferendo vincitur malum quod evitari 

non potest — By bravely enduring it, an evil 

which cannot be avoided is overcome. Pr. 
Fortiter, fideliter, feliciter— Boldly, faithfully, 

successfully. M. 
Fortiter geret crucem— He will bravely support 

the cross. M. 
Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo — Vigorous and 

resolute in deed, gentle in manner. 
Fortitude is the guard and support of the 

other virtues. Locke. 
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the 

armour of the will, and the fort of reason. 

Fortitude is to be seen in toils and dangers ; 

temperance in the denial of sensual plea- 
sures ; prudence in the choice between good 

and evfl ; justice in awarding to every one 

his due. Cic. 
Fortitude rises upon an opposition ; and, like 

a river, swells the higher for having its 

course stopped. Jeremy Collier. 
Fortitudini — For bravery. M. 
5 Fortuito quodam concursu atomorutn — Certain 

fortuitous concourse of atoms. Cic. 
Fortunas caetera mando — I commit the rest to 

fortune. Ovid. 
Fortunae Alius — A child or favourite of fortune. 

Fortunae majoris honos, erectus et acer— An 

honour to his elevated station, upright and brave. 


Fortuna favet fatuis — Fortune favours fools. 

Fortuna favet fortibus — Fortune favours the 

brave. Pr. 
Fortuna magna magna domino est servitus— 

A great fortune is a great slavery to its owner. 

Pub. Syr. 
Fortunam debet quisque manere suam— Every 

one ought to live within his means. Ovid. 
Fortuna meliores sequitur — Fortune befriends 

the better man. Sail. 
Fortuna miserrima tuta est — A very poor fortune 

is safe. Ovid. 
5 Fortuna multis dat nimium, nulli satis— To 

many fortune gives too much, to none enough. 

Fortuna nimium quern fovet, stultum facit — 

Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favours 
. too much. Pub. Syr. 
Fortuna non mutat genus — Fortune does not 

change nature. Hor. 
Fortuna obesse nulli contenta est semel — 

Fortune is not content to do one an ill turn only 

once. Pub. Syr. 

Fortuna opes auferre, non animum potest— 

Fortune may bereave us of wealth, but not of 

courage. Sen. 
Fortuna parvis momentis magnas rerum com- 30 

mutationes efficit — Fortune in brief moments 

works great changes in our affairs. 
Fortuna sequatur— Let fortune follow. M. 
Fortunato omne solum patria est — To a favourite 

of fortune every land is his country. 
Fortunatus et ille deos qui novit agrestes— 

Happy the man who knows the rural gods. 

Fortunatus' purse — A purse which supplies you 
I with all you wish. 
Fortuna vitrea est, turn cum splendet frangitur 35 

— Fortune is like glass ; while she shines she is 

broken. Pub. Syr. 
• Fortune brings in some boats that are 111— 
I steered. Cymbeline, iv. 3. 

Fortune can take from us nothing but what 
I she gave. Pr. 
Fortune does not change men ; it only un- 
masks them. Mme. Riccoboni. 
Fortune favours the brave, as the old proverb 

says, but forethought much more. Cic. 
Fortune has rarely condescended to be the 40 

companion of genius. Isaac Disraeli. 
Fortune hath something of the nature of a 

woman, who, if she be too closely wooed, 

goes commonly the farther off. Charles /'. 
Fortune is like a mirror— it does not alter men ; 

it only shows men just as they are. Billings. 
Fortune is like the market, where many times, 

if you can stay a little, the price will fall. 

Fortune is merry, and in this mood will give 

us anything. Jul. Cces., iii. 2. 
Fortune is not content to do a man one ill 45 

turn. Bacon. 
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of 

the brave. Lowell. 
Fortune makes folly her peculiar care. Chur- 
Fortune makes him a fool whom she makes her 

darling. Bacon. 
Fortune often knocks at the door, but the fool 

does not invite her in. Dan. Pr. 
Fortune reigns in the gifts of the world, not in 50 

the lineaments of nature. As You Like It, 

i. 2. 
Fortune ! There is no fortune ; all is trial, or 

punishment, or recompense, or foresight. 

/ 'oltaire. 
Fortune turns round like a mill-wheel, and 

he that was yesterday at the top lies to-day 

at the bottom. S/>. Pr. 
Forward, forward let us range, ' Let the great 

world spin for ever down the ringing grooves 

of change. Tennyson. 
Forwardness spoils manners. Gael. Pr. 
Foster the beautiful, and every hour^thou55 

callest new flowers to birth. 
Foul cankering rust the hidden treasure frets : / 

But gold that's put to use, more gold begets. 

Foul deeds will rise, / Though all the earth 

o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes. Ham., i. 2. 
Fou (full) o' courtesy, fou o' craft. Sc. Pr. 
Four eyes see more than two. Pr. 



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Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared 
than a thousand bayonets. Napoleon. 

Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air 
have nests ; but the Son of Man hath not 
where to lay his head. Jesus. 

Foy est tout — Faith is everything. M. 

Foy pour devoir — Faith for duty. Old Fr. 
5 Frae saving comes having. Sc. Pr. 

Fragili quserens illidere dentem / Offendet 
solido — Trying to fix her tooth in some tender 
part, / Envy will strike against the solid. Hor. 

Fraile que pide por Dios pide por dos — The 
friar who begs for God begs for two. Sp. Pr. 

Frailty, thy name is woman. Ham., i. 2. 

Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, / 
Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens 
life. Tain. ofSh., Ind. 2. 
10 Frangas, non flectes— You may break, but you 
will not bend me. 

Frappe fort — Strike hard. M. 

Fraternite ou la Mort — Fraternity or death. 
'1 he "watchword of the first French Revolution. 

Frauen, richtet nur nie des Mannes einzelne 
Thaten ; / Aber iiber den Mann sprechet 
das richtende Wort — Women, judge ye not the 
individual acts of the man ; the word that pro- 
nounces judgment is above the man. Schiller. 

Frauen und Jungfrauen soil man loben, es 
sei wahr oder erlogen — Truly or falsely, 
women and maidens must be praised. Ger. Pr. 
15Fraus est celare fraudem— It is a fraud to con- 
ceal fraud. L. 

Frau und Mond leuchten mit fremden Licht — 
Madame and the moon shine with borrowed 
light. Ger. Pr. 

Freedom and slavery, the one is the name of 
virtue, the other of vice, and both are acts of 
the will. Epictctus. 

Freedom and whisky gang thegither ! / Tak' 
aff your dram, /turns. 

Freedom consists not in refusing to recognise 
anything above us, but in respecting some- 
thing which is above us. Goethe. 
20 Freedom exists only with power. Schiller. 

Freedom has a thousand charms to show, / 
That slaves, howe'er contented, never know. 

Freedom is a new religion — the religion of our 
time. Heine. 

Freedom is not caprice, but room to enlarge. 
C. A. Bartol. 

Freedom is only granted us that obedience 
may be more perfect. Ruskin. 
25 Freedom is only in the land of dreams, and the 
beautiful only blooms in song. Schiller. 

Freedom is the eternal youth of nations. Gen. 

Freedom's sun cannot set so long as smiths 
hammer iron. C. M. Arndt. 

Free governments have committed more fla- 
grant acts of tyranny than the most perfect 
despotic governments which we have ever 
known. Burke. 

Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal 
within the compass of a guinea. //". Irving, 
OOFreends are like fiddle-strings; they mamma 
be screwed ower tight. .SV. Pr, 

Freethinkers are generally those who never 
think at all. Sterne. 

Free will I be in thought and in poetry ; in 
action the world hampers us enough. Goethe. 

Freie Kirche im freien Staat — A free Church in 
a free State. Cavour. 

Freilich erfahren wir erst im Alter, was uns 
in der Tugend begegnete— Not till we are old 
is it that we learn to know (lit. experience) what 
we met with when young. Goethe. 

Frei muss ich denken, sprechen und atmen 
Gottes Luft, / Und wer die drei mir raubet, 
der legt mich in die Gruft — Freely must I 
think, speak, and breathe what God inspires in 
me, and he who robs me of these three entombs 
me. Chamisso. 

Freits (prognostications) follow those who look 
to them. .SV. Pr. 

Frei von Tadel zu sein ist der niedrigste Grad 
und der hdchste, Denn nur die Ohnmacht 
fiihrt oder die Grosse dazu — To be free from 
blame is to be of the lowest and highest grade, 
for only imbecility or greatness leads to it. 

Freiwillige Abhangigkeit ist der schonste 
Zustand, und wie ware der mbglich ohne 
Liebe ? — Voluntary dependence is the noblest 
condition we can be in ; and how were that 
possible without love? Goethe. 

Fremde Kinder, wir lieben sie nie so sehr als 
die eignen ; / Irrtum das eigne Kind, ist uns 
dem Herzen so nah — We never love the child 
of another so much as our own ; for this reason 
error, which is our own child, is so near to our 
heart. Goethe. 

Fremdes Pferd und eigene Sporen haben bald 
den Wind verloren — Another's horse and our 
own spurs soon outstrip the wind. Ger, Pr. 

Freno indorato non megliora il cavallo — A 
golden bit, no better a horse. //. Pr. 

Frequent and loud laughter is the character- 
istic of folly and ill-manners. Chesterfield. 

Fresh as a bridegroom, and his chin, new 
reap'd, / Show'd like a stubble-field at 
harvest-home ; / He was perfumed like a 
milliner, / And 'twixt his finger and his thumb 
he held / A pouncet-box, which ever and 
anon / He gave his nose, and took 't away 
again, lien. II'., i. 3. 

Fret not over the irretrievable, but ever act as 
if thy life were just begun. Goethe. 

Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither 
be thou envious at the wicked ; for there 
shall be no reward to the evil man ; the 
candle of the wicked shall be put out. Bible. 

Fretting cares make grey hairs. Pr. 

Freude hat mir Gott gegeben— God has to me 
given joy. Schiller. 

Freud' muss Leid, Leid muss Freude haben— 
Joy must have sorrow ; sorrow, joy, I 

Freundschaft ist ein Knotenstock auf Reisen, / 
Lieb' ein Stabchen zum Spazierengehn — 
Friendship is a sturdy stick to travel with ; love a 
slender cane to promenade with. Chamisso. 

Friar Modest never was prior. /.'. Pr. 

Friend after friend departs ; / Who hath not 
lost a friend ? / There is no union here of 
hearts / That finds not here an end. /. 

Friend, hast thou considered the " rugged, 
all-nourishing earth," as Sophocles well 
names her ; how she feeds the sparrow on 
the housetop, much more her darling, man ? 
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Friend, however thou earnest by this book, I 
will assure thee thou wert least in my 
thoughts when I writ it. Bunyan. 

" Friend, I never gave thee any of my jewels ! " 
" No, but you have let me look at them, and 
that is all the use you can make of them 
yourself ; moreover, you have the trouble 
of watching them, and that is an employ- 
ment I do not much desire." Goldsmith. 

Friends and acquaintances are the surest 
passports to fortune. Schopenhauer. 

Friends are lost by calling often and calling 
seldom. Gael. Pr. 

Friends are ourselves. Donne. 

Friends are rare, for the good reason that men 
are not common. Joseph Roux. 

Friends are the leaders of the bosom, being 
more ourselves than we are, and we comple- 
ment our affections in theirs. A. B. Alcctt. 

Friends, like mushrooms, spring up in out-of- 
the-way places. Pr. 

Friends may meet, / But mountains never 
greet. Pr. 
) Friends reveal to each other most clearly 
exactly that upon which they are silent. 

Friends should associate friends in grief and 
woe. Tit. And> ph., v. 3. 

Friends should be weighed, not told. Coleridge. 

Friends show me what I can do ; foes teach 
me what I should do. Schiller. 

Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and 
fables. Emerson. 
5 Friends will be much apart. They will respect 
more each other's privacy than their com- 
munion, for therein is the fulfilment of our 
high aims and the conclusion of our argu- 
ments. . . . The hours my friend devotes 
to me were snatched from a higher society. 

Friendship can originate and acquire perma- 
nence only practically (praekttscA). Liking 
(Neigung), and even love, contribute nothing 
to friendship. True, active, productive friend- 
ship consists in this, that we keep the same 
pace (gleichen Schntt) in life, that my friend 
approves of my aims, as I of his, and that 
thus we go on steadfastly (unverrttckt) to- 
gether, whatever may be the difference 
otherwise between our ways of thinking and 
living. Goethe. 

Friendship canna stand a' on ae side. Sc. 

Friendship, in the old heroic sense of that 
term, no longer exists ; except in the cases 
of kindred or other legal affinity, it is in 
reality no longer expected or recognised as 
a virtue among men. Carlyle. 

Friendship is a plant which one must water 
often. Ger. Pr. 
Friendship is a vase, which, when it is flawed 
by heat, or violence, or accident, may as 
well be broken at once ; it never can be 
trusted after. Landor. 

Friendship is but a name. Napoleon. 

Friendship is communion. Arist. 

Friendship is constant in all other things, / 
Save in the office and affairs of love ; , There- 
fore, all hearts in love use their own tongues ; / 
Let every eye negotiate for itself, / And trust 
no agent. Much Ado, ii. 1. 

Friendship is infinitely better than kindness. 

Friendship is like a debt of honour ; the 25 

moment it is talked of, it loses its real name, 

and assumes the more ungrateful form of 

obligation. A rliss' Lit. C ol. 
Friendship is love with understanding. Ger. 

Friendship is love without its flowers or veil. 

Friendship is love without its wings. Byron. 
Friendship is no plant of hasty growth. 

Joanna Baillie. 
Friendship is one soul in two bodies. Par- 30 

Friendship is stronger than kindred. Pub. 

Friendship is the greatest bond in the world. 

Jeremy 1 dylor. 
Friendship is the ideal ; friends are the reality ; 

the reality always remains far apart from 

the ideal. Joseph Roux. 
Friendship is the marriage of the soul. Vol- 
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, 35 

which strengthens with the setting sun of 

life. La Fontaine. 
Friendship is too pure a pleasure for a mind 

cankered with ambition or the lust of power 

and grandeur. Junius. 
Friendship, like love, is but a name, / Unless 

to one you stint the flame. Gay. 
Friendship, like love, is self-forgetful. H. 

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, 

is too good to be believed. Emerson. 
Friendship made in a moment is of no moment. 40 

Friendship often ends in love ; but love in 

friendship — never. Colton. 
Friendship should be surrounded with cere- 
monies and respects, and not crushed into 

corners. Emerson. 
Friendship, unlike love, which is weakened 

by fruition, grows up, thrives, and increases 

by enjoyment : and being of itself spiritual, 

the soul is reformed by the habit of it. 

Friendships are discovered rather than made. 

Mrs. Stowe. 
Friendship's as it's kept. Gael. Pr. 45 

Friendship's full of dregs. Timon of Athens, 

i. 2. 
Friendships that are disproportioned ever ter- 
minate in disgust. Goldsmith. 
Friendship's the privilege Of private men. 

N. Tate. 
Friendship's the wine of life ; but friendship 

new is neither strong nor pure, i 'oung. 
Friendships which are born in misfortune are 50 

more firm and lasting than those which are 

formed in happiness. IT Urfey. 
Frigidam aquam effundere — To throw cold 

water on a business. 
Frisch gewagt ist halb gewonnen— Boldly ven- 
tured is half done (won). Ger. Pr. 
From a bad paymaster get what you can. 

From a closed door the devil turns away. 

Port. Pr. 


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From camp to camp, through the foul womb 
of night, / The hum of either army stilly 
sounds, / That the fix'd sentinels almost 
receive / The secret whispers of each other's 
watch ; / Fire answers fire, and through their 
paly flames / Each battle sees the other's 
umber'd face ; / Steed threatens steed in 
high and boastful neighs, / Piercing the 
night's dull ear, and from the tents / The 
armourers, accomplishing the knights, / 
With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give 
dreadful note of preparation. Hen. /'., iv. 

From every moral death there is a new birth ; / 
in this wondrous course of his, man may 
indeed linger, but cannot retrograde or stand 
Still. Carlylc. 

From every spot on earth we are equally near 
heaven and the infinite. Am id. 

From grave to gay, from lively to severe. 
5 From great folks great favours are to be 
expected. Cervantes. 

From hand to mouth will never make a worthy 
man. Gael. Pr. 

From hearing comes wisdom, from speaking 
repentance. Pr. 

From Helicon's harmonious springs / A thou- 
sand rills their mazy progress take. Gray. 

From his cradle ' He was a scholar, and a 
ripe and good one ; / Exceeding wise, fair- 
spoken, and persuading ; Lofty and sour to 
them that loved him not, / But to those men 
who sought him, sweet as summer ; / And to 
add greater honours to his age / Than man 
could give ; he died fearing God. Hen. 
VIII., iv. 2. 
10 From ignorance our comfort flows ; / The only 
wretched aie the wise. Prior. 

From kings and priests and statesmen war 
arose, / Whose safety is man's deep em- 
bittered woe, / Whose grandeur his debase- 
ment. Shelley. 

From labour health, from health contentment 
springs. Beatt. e. 

From lowest place where virtuous things pro- 
ceed, / The place is dignified by the doer's 
deed. As You Like It, ii. 3. 

From obedience and submission spring all 
other virtues, as all sin does from self- 
opinion. Montaigne. 
15 From our ancestors come our names, from our 
virtues our honours. Pi: 

From out the throng and stress of lies, / From 
out the painful noise of sighs, / One voice of 
comfort seems to rise, / It is the meaner part 
that dies. lewis Mori is. 

From pillar to post — originally from whipping- 
post to pillory, i.e. from bad to worse. P>. 

From saying " No," however cleverly, no good 
can come. Goethe. 

From seeming evil still educing good. Thom- 

20 From servants hasting to be gods. Pollock. 

From small beginnings come great things. 
Dut. Pi. 

From stratagem to stratagem we run, / And 
he knows most who latest is undone : An 
honest man will take a knave's advice, / 
But idiots only will be cozened twice. 

From the beginning and to the end of time, 
Love reads without letters and counts 
without arithmetic. Ruskin. 

From the deepest desire oftentimes ensues 
the deadliest hate. Socrates. 

From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we 
tend, / Path, motive, guide, original and end. 

" From the height of these pyramids forty cen- 
turies look down on you.' Napoleon to hu 
troops in Egypt. 

From the lowest depth there is a path to the 
loftiest height. Carlyle. 

From the low prayer of want and plaint ol 
woe / O never, never turn away thine ear ! 
Forlorn is this bleak wilderness below, Ah 
what were man should heaven refuse tc 
hear ! Beattie. 

From the same flower the bee extracts honey 
and the wasp gall. //. Pr. 

From the summit of power men no longer turn 
their eyes upward, but begin to look about 
them. Lowell. 

From the sum / Of duty, blooms sweeter and 
more divine / The fair ideal of the race, 
than comes From glittering gains of learn 
ing. Lewis Morris. 

From time to time in history men are born a 
whole age too soon. Emerson. 

From within or from behind, a light shines 
through us upon things, and makes us 
aware that we are nothing, but the light 
is all. Emerson. 

From women's eyes this doctrine I derive : / 
They sparkle still the right Promethean 
fire ; / They are the books, the arts, the 
academes, / That show, contain, and nourish 
all the world ; / Else none at all in aught 
proves excellent. Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. 

From yon blue heaven above us bent. / The 
grand old gardener and his wife / Smile at 
the claims of long descent. Tennyson. 

Fromm, Klug, Weis, und Mild, gehort in des 
Adels Schild — The words pious, prudent, wise, 
and gentle are appropriately suitable on the shield 
of a noble. Get: Pr. 

Fromire Leute wohnen weit auseinander- 
Good people dwell far apart. Gei: Pi: 

Frommigkeit ist kein Zweck, sondern ein 
Mittel, um durch die reinste Gemuthsruhe 
zur hochsten Cultur zti gelangen— -Piety i- 
not an end, but a means to attain the highest cul- 
ture through the purest peace of mind. Goethe. 

Fronti nulla fides — There is no trusting external 
appearances (lit. features). Jut. 

Frost and fraud both end in foul. Pi. 

Frost is God's plough. Puller. 

Fructu non foliis arborem aestima — Judge of a 
tree from its fruit, not from its leases. Pined. 

Frugality, and even avarice, in the lower 
orders of mankind are true ambition. These 
afford the only ladder for the poor to rise to 
preferment. Goldsmith. 

Frugality is an estate. Pr. 

Frugality is founded on the principle that all 
riches nave limits. Burke. 

Frugality is good, if liberality be joined with 
it. Win. Pen*. 

Frugality may be termed the daughter ol 
prudence, the sister of temperance, and the 
parent of liberty. Johnson. 


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Fruges consumere nati — Born merely to consume 
the fruits of the earth. Hor. 

Friihe Hochzeit, lange Liebe — Early marriage, 
long love. Ger. Pr. 

Fruit is seed. Pr. 

Frustra fit per plura, quod fieri potest per 
paucora — It is vain to do by many agencies what 
may be done by few. 
5 Frustra Herculi — In vain to speak against Her- 
cules. Pr. 

Frustra laborat qui omnibus placere studet — ■ 
He labours in vain who studies to please every- 
body. Pr. 

Frustra retinacula tendens / Ferter equis 
auriga, neque audit currus habenas — In vain 
as he tugs at the reins is the charioteer borne 
along by the steeds, and the chariot heeds not 
the curb. / irg. 

Frustra vitium vitaveris illud, / Si te alio 
pravus detorseris — In vain do you avoid one 
fault if you perversely turn aside into another. 

Fugam fecit — He has taken to flight. L. 
lOFuge magna ; licet sub paupere tecto / Reges 
et regum vita prsecurrere amicos — Shun gran- 
deur ; under a poor roof you may surpass even 
kings and the friends of kings in your life. Hor. 

Fugere est triumphus — Flight (i.e., from tempta- 
tion) is a triumph. Pr. 

Fugit improbus, ac me / Sub cultro linquit — 
The wag runs away and leaves me with the knife 
at my throat, i.e., to be sacrificed. Hor. 

Fugit irreparabile tempus — Time flies, never to 
be repaired. / irg: 

Fiihlst du dein Herz durch Hass von Menschen 
wegetrieben — / Thu' ihnen Gutes ! schnell 
wirst du sie wiedtr lieben — Shouldst thou 
feel thy heart repelled from men through hatred, 
do thou them good, soon shall thy love for them 
revive in thee. B. Paoli. 
15 Fuimus — We have been. M. 

Fuimus Troes, fait Ilium, et ingens / Gloria 
Teucrorum — We Trojans are no more ; Ilium is 
no more, and thegreat renown of the Teucri. / 'irg. 

Fuit haec sapientia quondam, / Publica privatis 
secernere, sacra profanis, / Concubitu prohi- 
bere vago, dare jura maritis, / Oppida moliri, 
leges incidere ligno — This of old was accounted 
wisdom, to separate public from private property, 
things sacred from profane, to restrain from va- 
grant concubinage, to ordain laws for married 
people, to build cities, to engrave laws on tablets. 

Fuit Ilium— Troy was. 

Fules are aye fond o' flittin'. Sc. Pr. 
20 Fulgente trahit constrictos gloria curru, / Non 
minus ignotos generosis — Glory draws all 
bound to her shining car, low-born and high- 
born alike. Hor. 
Full little knowest thou that hast not tried / 
What hell it is in suing long to bide ; / To 
lose good days that might be better spent, / 
To waste long nights in pensive discontent. 
Full many a day for ever is lost / By delaying 
its work till to-morrow ; / The minutes of 
sloth have often cost / Long years of boot- 
less sorrow. I'.liza Cook. 
Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The 
dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; / Full 
many a flower is born to blush unseen, / And 
waste its sweetness on the desert air. Gray. 

Full many a stoic eye and aspect stern / Masks 
hearts where grief has little left to learn ; / 
And many a withering thought lies hid, not 
lost, / In smiles that least befit who wears 
them most. Byron. 

Full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing. 25 
Macb., v. 5. 

Full oft have letters caused the writers / To 
curse the day they were inditers. Butler. 

Full of wise saws and modern instances. As 
You Like It, ii. 7. 

Full seldom doth a man repent, or use / Both 
^race and will to pick the vicious quitch / 
Of blood and custom wholly out of him, / 
And make all clean, and plant himself afresh. 
1 cnnyson. 

Full twenty times was Peter fear'd / For 
once that Peter was respected. Words- 

Full vessels give the least sound. Pr. 30 

Full wise is he that can himselven knowe. 

Fully to possess and rule an object, one must 
first study it for its own sake. Goethe. 

Fumos vendere — To sell smoke. Mart. 

Fumum, et opes, strepitumque Roma? — The 
smoke, the wealth, and din of the town. Juv. 

Functus officio — Having discharged his duties 35 
and resigned. 

Fundamentum est justitiae fides— The founda- 
tion of justice is good faith. Cic. 

Fungar vice cotis, acutum / Reddere qua? fer- 
rum valet, exsors ipsasecandi — I will discharge 
the office of a whetstone, which can give an edge 
to iron, though it cannot cut itself. Hor. 

Fiirchterlich / 1st einer der nichts zu verlieren 
hat — Terrible is a man who has nothing to lose. 

Fiir den Dialektiker ist die Welt ein Begriff, 
fur den Schongeist ein Bild, fiir den Schwar- 
mer ein Traum, fiir den Forscher Wahrheit — 
For the thinker the world is a thought ; for the 
wit, an image ; for the enthusiast, a dream ; for 
the inquirer, truth. L. Biichner. 

Fiir eine Nation ist nur das gut was aus ihrem 40 
eignen Kern und ihrem eignen allegmeinen 
Bediirfniss hervorgegangen, ohne Nachaff- 
ung einer andern — Only that is good for a nation 
which issues from its own heart's core and its 
own general wants, without apish imitation of 
another ; since (it is added) what may to one 
people, at a certain stage, be wholesome nutri- 
ment, may perhaps prove a poison for another. 

Fiir einen Leichnam bin ich nicht zu Haus; / 
Mir geht es wie der Katze mit der Maus— 
For a dead one I am not at home ; I am like the 
cat with the mouse. Goethe's Mephistopheles. 

Fiir ewig ist ja nicht gestorben, was man fiir 
diese Welt begrabt — What is buried for this 
world is not for ever dead. A', v. Hottci. 

Fiir Gerechte giebt es keine Gesetze — There 
are no laws for just men. Gcr. Pr. 

Furiosus absentis loco est— A madman is treated 
as one absent. Coke. 

Furiosus furore suo punitur — A madman is pun- 45 
ished by his own madness. L. 

Furor arma ministrat — Their rage finds them 
arms. Virg. 

Furor fit haesa sapius patientia— Patience, when 
outraged often, is converted into rage. Pr. 


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Furor iraque rnentem praecipitant— Rage and 
anger hurry on the mind. Virg. 

Furor loquendi — A rage for speaking. 

Furor poeticus — The poet's frenzy. 

Furor scribendi — A rage for writing. 

5 Fur seinen Konig muss das Volk sich opfern, / 

Das ist das Schicksal und das Gesetz dsr 

Welt — For its chief must the clan sacrifice itself; 

that is the destiny and law of the world. Schiller. 

Fiirst Bismarck glaubt uns zu haben, uni 
wir haben inn — Prince Bismarck thinks he has 
us, and we have him. Socialist organ. 

Fiirsten haben lange Hande und viele Ohren — 
Princes have long hands and many ears. Ger. 

Further I will not flatter you, / That all I see 
in you is worthy love, / Than this ; that 
nothing- do I see in you / That should merit 
hate. King John, ii. 2. 

Fury wasteth, as patience lasteth. Pr. 
10 Futurity is impregnable to mortal kin ; no 
prayer pierces through heaven's adamantine 
walls. Schiller. 

Futurity is the great concern of mankind. 

Futurity still shortens, and time present sucks 
in time to come. Sir Thomas Browne. 

Fuyez les proces sur toutes les choses, la con- 
science s'y interesse, la sante s'y altere, les 
biens s'y dissipent — Avoid lawsuits beyond all 
things ; they pervert conscience, impair your 
health, and dissipate your property. La Bruycre. 


Gab es keine Narren, so gab es keine Weisen — 

Were there no fools, there would be no wise men. 

Ger. Pr. 
15 Gaiete de cceur — Gaiety of heart. Fr. 

Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths 

of despair. Ckapin. 
Gaiety is the soul's health ; sadness is its 

poison. Stanislaus. 
Gaiety overpowers weak spirits ; good-humour 

recreates and revives them. Johnson. 
Gaiety pleases more when we are assured 

that it does not cover carelessness. Mine. 

de Stall 
20 Gain at the expense of reputation should be 

called loss. Pub. Syr. 
'Gainst the tooth of time / And rasure of 

oblivion. Meas. for Meas , v. 1. 
Galea spes salutis — Hope is the helmet of salva- 
tion. M. 
Galeatum sero duelli pcenitet— After donning the 

helmet it is too late to repent of war, i.e., after 

enlistment. Juv. 
Gallantry thrives most in a court atmosphere. 

Mme. Necker. 
25Gallice— In French. 

Gallus in sterquilinio suo plurimum potest— 

The cock is proudest 011 his own dunghill. Pr. 
Gambling is the child of avarice, but the parent 

of prodigality. ( olton. 
Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all 

one thing ; it is getting money without giving 

an equivalent for it. // 'ard Bcecher. 

Game is a civil gunpowder, in peace / Blowing 
up houses with their whole increase. Her- 

Ta/j-elv 6 /xeAXw els ^ejavotav cp^erat — He 
who is about to marry is on the way to repentance. 
Or. Pr. 

Games of chance are traps to catch school-boy 
novices and gaping country squires, who 
begin with a guinea and end with a mort- 
gage. Cumberland. 

Gaming finds a man a cully and leaves him 
a knave. 7. Hughes. 

Gaming has been resorted to by the affluent as 
a refuge from ennui ; it is a mental dram, and 
may succeed for a moment, but, like other 
stimuli, it produces indirect debility. Cotton. 

Gaming is the destruction of all decorum : the 
prince forgets at it his dignity, and the lady 
her modesty. Marchioness d'Atembert. 

Gammel Mands Sagn er sielden usand An 
old man's sayings are rarely untrue. Dan. Pr. 

Td/j.os yap avdpunroicriv evKTaTov Kanov — ■ 
Marriage is an evil men are eager to embrace. 

Gang to bed wi' the lamb and rise wi' the 
laverock (lark). Sc. Pr. 

Garcon — A boy ; a waiter. Fr. 

Garde a cheval — Horse-guards; mounted guard. 

Garde a pied — Foot-guards. Fr. '. 

Garde a vous — Attention. Fr. 

Garde-chasse — Gamekeeper. Fr. 

Garde du corps — A bodyguard. Fr. 

Garde-feu — A fire-guard. Fr. 

Garde-fou— A hand-rail. Fr. '■ 

Gardez — Keep it. Fr. 

Gardez bien — Take care. Fr. 

Gardez cela pour la bonne bouche— Keep that 
for a tit-bit. Fr. Pr. 

Gardez la foi — Guard the faith. M. 

Garments that have once a rent in them are 
subject to be torn on every nail, and glasses 
that are once cracked are soon broken : such 
is a good man's name once tainted with just 
reproach. Bp. Hall. 

Garrit aniles / Ex re fabellas— He relates old 
women's tales very apropos. Her. 

Gar Vieles lernt man, um es wieder zu ver- 
gessen ;/ Um an den Zielzu stehen, muss man 
die Balm durchmessen — Much we learn only 
to forget it again; to stand by the goal] we 
must traverse all the way to it. Pucker/. 

Gateau et mauvaise coutume se doi vent rompre 
-A cake and a bad custom are fated to be broken. 
Fr. Pr. 

Gater une chandelle pour trouver une epingle 
— To waste a candle to find a pin. Fr. Pr. 

Gather gear by every wile that's justified by J 
honour ; Not for to hide it in a hedge, nor 
for a train attendant ; / But for the glorious 
privilege of being independent. Burns. 

Gather the rosebuds while ye may, I Old Time 
is still a-flying, And this same flower that 
smiles to-day, / To-morrow will be dying. 

Gathering gear (wealth) is pleasant pain. Sc. 


Gathering her brows like gathering storm, / 
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm. Burns. 


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Gato maullador nuncabuen cazador— A mewing 
cat is never a good mouser. S/>. Pr. 

Gaude, Maria Virgo — Rejoice, Virgin Mary. 

Gaudeamus — Let us have_a joyful time. 

Gaudent praenomine molles / Auriculae — His 
delicate ears are delighted with a title. Hor. 
5 Gaudet equis, canibusque, et aprici gramine 
campi — He delights in horses, and dogs, and 
the grass of the sunny plain. Hor. 

Gaudet tentamine virtus — Virtue rejoices in 
being put to the test. 

Gaudetque viam fecisse ruina — He rejoices at 
having made his way by ruin. Lucan, of Julius 

Gave / His body to that pleasant country's 
earth, / And his pure soul unto his captain 
Christ, / Under whose colours he had fought 
so long. Rich. II., iv. i. 

Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed, / Less 
pleasing when possest ; / The tear forgot 
as soon as shed, / The sunshine of the 
breast. Gray. 
10 Gear is easier gained than guided. Pr. 

Geben ist Sache des Reichen — Giving is the 
business of the rich. Goethe. 

Gebrade duijven vliegen niet door de lucht — ■ 
Roasted pigeons don't fly through the air. Dut. 

Gebratene Tauben, die einem im Maul fliegen ? 
— Do pigeons fly ready-roasted into one's mouth 1 
Ger. Pr. 

Gebraucht der Zeit, sie geht so schell von 
hinnen, / Doch Ordnung lehrt euch Zeit 
gewinnen — Make the most of time, it glides 
away so fast ; but order teaches you to gain 
time. Goethe. 
15 Gebt ihr ein Stuck, se gebt es gleich in Stiicken 
— If your aim is to give a piece, be sure you give 
it in pieces. Goethe. 

Gedanken sind zollfrei, aber nicht hollenfrei— 
Thoughts are toll-free, but not hell-free. Ger. 

Gedenke zu leben — Think of living. Goethe. 

Gedichte sind gemalde Fensterscheiben — ■ 
Poems are painted window-panes, i.e., when 
genuine, they transmit heaven's light through 
a contracted medium coloured by human feeling 
and fantasy. Goethe. 

Gedult gaat boven geleerdheid — Patience excels 
learning. Dut. Pr. 
20 Gedwongen liefde vergaat haast — Love that is 
forced does not last. Dut. Pr. 

Geese are plucked as long as they have any 
feathers. Dut. Pr. 

Gefahrlich ist's, den Leu zu wecken, / Verderb- 
lich ist des Tigers Zahn ; / Jedoch der 
schrecklichste der Schrecken, / Das ist der 
Mensch in seinem Wahn — Dangerous it is to 
rouse the lion, fatal is the tiger's tooth, but the 
most frightful of terrors is man in his self-delu- 
sion. Schiller. 
Gefahrlich ist's ein Mordgewehr zu tragen / 
Und auf den Schiitzen springt der Pfeil 
zuruck — It is dangerous to carry a murderous 
weapon, and the arrow rebounds on the archer. 
Gefahrlich ist's mit Geistern sich gesellen — 
To fraternise with spirits is a dangerous game. 
25 Gefahrte munter kiirzt die Meilen — Lively 
companionship shortens the miles, Ger. Pr. 

Gefiihl ist alles ; / Name ist Schall und Rauch / 
Umnebelnd Himmelsglut — Peeling is all; 
name is sound and smoke veiling heaven's splen- 
dour. Goethe. 

Gegen grosse Vorziige eines andern giebt es 
kein Rettungsmittel als die Liebe— To coun- 
tervail the inequalities arising from the great 
superiority of one over another there is no speci- 
fic but love. Goethe. 

Gegner glauben uns widerlegen, wain sie ihre 
Meinung wieder holen und auf die unsrige 
nicht achten — Our adversaries think they con- 
fute rfs by repeating their own opinion and pay- 
ing no heed to ours. Goethe. 

Geheimnissvoll am lichten Tag / Lasst sich 
Natur des Schleiers nicht berauben, / Und 
was sie deinem Geist nicht offenbaren mag, / 
Das zwingst du ihr nicht ab mit Hebeln und 
mit Schrauben — In broad daylight inscrutable, 
Nature does not suffer her veii to be taken from 
her, and what she does not choose to reveal to 
the spirit, thou wilt not wrest from her by levers 
and screws. Goethe. 

Geld beheert de wereld. Money rules the 30 
world. Dut. Pr. 

Geld est der Mann — Money makes {lit. is) the 
man. Ger. Pr. 

Geld im Beutel vertreibt die Schwermuth— 
Money in the purse drives away melancholy. 
Ger. Pr. 

Gelegenheit macht den Dieb — Opportunity 
makes the thief. Ger. Pr. 

Gelehrte Dummkopf — A learned blockhead ; dry- 

lYXwj &Kcupo$ kv ppoTois deivbv KO.KOV— 111-35 
timed laughter in men is a grievous evil. 

Gemeen goed, geen goed — Common goods, no 
goods. Dut. Pr. 

Gemsen steigen hoch und werden doch gefangen 
— The chamois climb high, and yet are caught. 
Ger. Pr. 

General abstract truth is the most precious of 
all blessings ; without it man is blind ; it is 
the eye of reason. Rousseau. 

General infidelity is the hardest soil which 
the propagators of a new religion can have 
to work upon. Paley. 

General suffering is the fruit of general mis- 40 
behaviour, general dishonesty. Carlyle. 

General truths are seldom applied to particular 
occasions. Johnson. 

Generally all warlike people are a little 
idle, and love danger better than travail. 

Generally speaking, an author's style is a 
faithful copy of his mind. If you would 
write a lucid style, let there first be light in 
your own mind ; and if you would write a 
grand style, you ought to have a grand 
character. Goethe. 

Generations are as the days of toilsome man- 
kind ; death and birth are the vesper and 
the matin bells that summon mankind to 
sleep, and to rise refreshed for new advance- 
ment. Carlyle. 

Generosity during life is a very different thing 45 
from generosity in the hour of death ; one 
proceeds from genuine liberality and benevo- 
lence, the other from pride or fear. Hot-ace 


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Generosity is catching : and if so many escape 
it, it is somewhat for the same reason that 
countrymen escape the small-pox — because 
they meet with no one to give it to them. 
Lord Greville. 

Generosity is the flower of justice. Hawthorne. 

Generosity is the part of the soul raised above 
the vulgar. Goldsmith. 

Generosity should never exceed ability. Cic. 
5 Generosity, wrong placed, becomes a vice. 
A princely mind will undo a private family. 

Generous souls are still most subject to cre- 
dulity. Sir II'. Davenant. 

Geniesse, wenn du kannst, und leide, wenn 
du musst, / Vergiss den Schmerz, erfrische 
das Vergniigen — Enjoy if thou canst, endure if 
thou must ; / forget the pain and revive the 
pleasure. Goethe. 

Genius and virtue, like diamonds, are best plain 
set. Emerson. 

Genius always gives its best at first, prudence 
at last. Lavater. 
10 Genius begins great works, labour alone fin- 
ishes them, /oubert. 

Genius believes its faintest presentiment 
against the testimony of all history, for it 
knows that facts are not ultimates, but that 
a state of mind is the ancestor of everything. 

Genius borrows nobly. Emerson. 

Genius can never despise labour. Abel Stevens. 

Genius cannot escape the taint of its time 
more than a child the influence of its beget- 
ting. Ouida. 
15 Genius can only breathe freely in an atmos- 
phere of freedom. /. .V. Mill. 

Genius counts all its miracles poor and short. 

Genius does not need a special language ; it 
newly uses whatever tongue it finds. Stcd- 

Genius does what it must, and talent does 
what it can. Owen Meredith. 

Genius easily hews out its figure from the 
block, but the sleepless chisel gives it life. 
20 Genius, even as it is the greatest good, is the 
greatest harm. Emerson. 

Genius ever stands with nature in solemn 
union, and what the one foretells the other 
will fulfil. Schiller, 

Genius finds its own road and carries its own 
lamp. // 'illmott. 

Genius grafted on womanhood is like to over- 
grow it and break its stem. Holmes. 

Genius has privileges of its own ; it selects an 
orbit for itself ; and be this never so eccen- 
tric, if it is indeed a celestial orbit, we mere 
star-gazers must at last compose ourselves, 
must cease to cavil at it, and begin to observe 
it and calculate its laws. Car/ylc. 
25 Genius in poverty is never feared, because 
Nature, though liberal in her gifts in one 
instance, is forgetful in another. />'. R. 
Hay don. 

Genius invents fine manners, which the baron 
and the baroness copy very fast, and, by the 
advantage of a palace, better the instruction. 
They stereotype the lesson they have learned 
into a mode. Emerson. 

Genius is always ascetic, and piety and love. 

Genius is always a surprise, but it is born with 
great advantages when the stock from which 
it springs has been long under cultivation. 

Genius is always consistent when most auda- 
cious. Siedman. 

Genius is always impatient of its harness ; its! 
wild blood makes it hard to train. Holmes. 

Genius is always more suggestive than ex- 
pressive. Abel Stevens. 

Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of 
genius by over-influence. Emerson. 

Genius is a nervous disease. De Tours. 

Genius is ever a secret to itself. Carlylc. 

Genius is ever the greatest mystery to itself, i 

Genius is inconsiderate, self-relying, and, like 
unconscious beauty, without any intention 
to please. /. 31. II 'ise. 

Genius is intensity of life ; an overflowing 
vitality which floods and fertilises a con- 
tinent or a hemisphere of being ; which 
makes a nature many-sided and whole, while 
most men remain partial and fragmentary. 
//. II'. Maine. 

Genius is lonely without the surrounding 
presence of a people to inspire it. T. II'. 

Genius is mainly an affair of energy. Matthew 
A mold. 

Genius is not a single power, but a combination A 
of great powers. It reasons, but it is not 
reasoning : it judges, but it is not judgment ; 
imagines, but it is not imagination ; it feels 
deeply and fiercely, but it is not passion. It 
is neither, because it is all. // 'hippie. 

Genius is nothing but a great capacity for 
patience. Bnffon. 

Genius is nothing but labour and diligence. 

Genius is nothing more than our common facul- 
ties refined to a greater intensity. Haydon. 

Genius is nothing more than the effort of the 
idea to assume a definite form. / 

Genius is nourished from within and without. 4 
// 'illmott. 

Genius is only as rich as it is generous. 
I ii ore an. 

Genius is religious. Emerson. 

Genius is that in whose power a man is. 

Genius is that power of man which by its deeds 
and actions gives laws and rules ; and it 
does not, as used to be thought, manifest 
itself only by over-stepping existing laws, 
breaking established rules, and declaring 
itself above all restraint. Goethe. 

Genius is the gold in the mine ; talent is the S 
miner who works and brings it out. Lady 

Genius is the power of carrying the feelings 
of childhood into the powers of manhood. 

Genius is the transcendent capacity of taking 
trouble first of all. Carlyle. 

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the 
wing of thought : it is always in advance of 
its time, and is the pioneer for the genera- 
tion which it precedes. Simms. 


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Genius is to other gifts what the carbuncle is 
to the precious stones. It sends forth its 
own light, whereas other stones only reflect 
borrowed light. Schopenhauer. 

Genius loci — The presiding genius of the place. 

Genius makes its observations in shorthand ; 
talent writes them out at length. Bovee. 

Genius may at times want the spur, but it 
stands as often in need of the curb. Lon- 
5 Genius melts many ages into one. ... A work 
of genius is but the newspaper of a century, 
or perchance of a hundred centuries. Haw- 

Genius must be born, and never can be 
taught. Dryden. 

Genius of a kind is necessary to make a for- 
tune, and especially a large one. La Bruyire. 

Genius only commands recognition when it 
has created the taste which is to appreciate 
it. Frond 1 . 

Genius only leaves behind it the monuments 
of its strength. Hazlitt. 
10 Genius should be the child of genius, and every 
child should be inspired. Emerson. 

Genius, the Pythian of the beautiful, leaves 
its large truths a riddle to the dull. Buhver 

Genius unexerted is no more genius than a 
bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks. Beecher. 

Genius will reconcile men to much. Carlyle. 

Genius works in sport, and goodness smiles to 
the last. Emerson. 
15 Gens d'armes — Armed police. Fr. 

Gens de bureau — Officials in a government office. 

Gens de condition — People of rank. Fr. 

Gens d'eglise — Churchmen. Fr. 

Gens de guerre — Soldiers. Fr. 
20 Gens de langues — Linguists. Fr. 

Gens de lettres — Literary people. Fr. 

Gens de lois — Lawyers. Fr. 

Gens de meme famille — Birds of a feather. Fr. 

Gens de peu — The lower classes. Fr. 
25 Gens togata — The nation with the toga, i.e., the 

Gentility is nothing else but ancient riches. 
Lord Burleigh. 

Gentility without ability is waur (worse) than 
plain begging. Sc. Pi: 

Gentle passions brighten the horizon of our 
existence, move without wearying, warm 
without consuming, and are the badges of 
true strength. Feicchtersleben. 

Gentle words, quiet words, are, after all, the 
most powerful words. They are more con- 
vincing, more compelling, more prevailing. 
IF. Gladden. 
30 Gentleman, in its primal, literal, and perpetual 
meaning, is a man of pure race. Buskin. 

Gentleman is a term which does not apply to 
any station, but to the mind and the feelings 
in every station. Talfourd. 

Gentlemanliness is just another word for in- 
tense humanity. Ruskin. 

Gentlemen have to learn that it is no part 
of their duty or privilege to live on other 
people's toil ; that there is no degradation 
in the hardest manual or the humblest ser- 
vile labour, when it is honest. Ruskin. 

" Gentlemen of the jury, you will now consider 
your verdict." Lord Tenterderis last words. 

Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in 35 
our manners. Blair. 

Gentleness ! more powerful than Hercules. 
Ninon de I Enelos. 

Gentleness, when it weds with manhood, makes 
a man. Tennyson. 

Gently comes the world to those / That are 
cast in gentle mould. Tennyson. 

Gently didst thou ramble round the little circle 
of thy pleasures, jostling no creature in thy 
way : for each one's sorrows thou hadst a 
tear ; for each man's need thou hadst a 
shilling. Sterne's Uncle Toby. 

Gently, gently touch a nettle, / And it stings 40 
you for your pains ; / Grasp it like a man of 
mettle, / And it soft as silk remains. Aaron 

Genug ist iiber einer Sackvoll — Enough excels 
a sackful. Ger. Pr. 

Genuine morality depends on no religion, 
though every one sanctions it and thereby 
guarantees to it its support. Schopenhauer. 

Genuine religion is matter of feeling rather 
than matter of opinion. Bovee. 

Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and 
cementing principle. Burke. 

Genus et proavos et quas non fecimus ipsi, / 45 
Vix ea nostra voco — Birth, ancestry, and what 
we have ourselves not done, I would hardly call 
our own. Ovid. 

Genus humanum superavit — He surpassed the 
human race in natural ability. Lucre t. 

Genus immortale manet, multosque per annos / 
Stat fortuna domus, et avi numerantur 
avorum — The race continues immortal, and 
through many years the fortune of the house 
stands steadfast, and it numbers grandsires of 
grandsires. I irg. 

Genus irritabile vatum — The sensitive tribe of 

TTjpdcrKio d' del TroWa didaffKO/nevos — Always 
learning many things the older I grow. Solon. 

Gerechtigkeit ist mehr die mannliche, Men- 50 
schenliebe mehr die weibliche Tugend— Jus- 
tice is properly the virtue of the man, charity 
of the woman. Schopenhauer. 

Geredt ist geredt, man kann es mit einem 
Schwamme abwischen — What is said is said ; 
there is no sponge that can wipe it out. Ger. Pr. 

Germanice — In German. 

Gescheite Leute sind immer das beste Kon- 
versationslexikon — Clever people are always 
the best Conversations-lexicon. Goethe. 

Geschichte ist eigentlich nichts anderes, als 
eine Satire auf die Menschheit — History is 
properly nothing else but a satire on humanity. 
C.J. Weber. 

Geschrei macht den Wolf grosser als er ist— 55 
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. Ger. 

Gesellschaft ist die Grossmutter der Mensch- 
heit durch ihre Tochter, die Erfindungen — 
Society is the grandmother of humanity through 
her daughters, the inventions. C. J. Weber. 

Gesetz ist machtig, machiger ist die Noth — 
Law is powerful ; necessity is more so. Goethe. 

Gesetzlose Ge wait ist die furchbarste Sch wache 
■ — Lawless power is the most frightful weakness. 


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Gespenster sind fiir solche Leute nur / Die 

sehn sie wollen— Ghosts visit only those who 

look for them. l/oltei. 
Get a good name and go to sleep. Pr. 
Get money, honestly if you can, but get money. 

Get once into the secret of any Christian act. 

and you get practically into the secret of 

Christianity itself. Ed. 
5 Get on the crupper of a good stout hypothesis, 

and you may ride round the world. Stoic. 
Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace ; / 

If not, by any means get wealth and place. 

Get spindle and distaff ready, and God will 

send the flax. Pr. 
Get thee to a nunnery ! Ham., iii. r. 
Get to live ; / Then live and use it ; else it is 

not true / That thou hast gotten. Hubert. 
10 Get what ye can and keep what ye hae. Sc. 

Get your enemies to read your works in order 

to mend them, for your friend is so much 

your second self that he will judge too like 

you. Pope. 
Geteilte Freud' ist doppelt Freude— Joy shared 

is joy doubled. Goethe. 
Gewalt ist die beste Beredsamkeit— Power is 

the most persuasive rhetoric. Schiller. 
Gewinnen ist leichter als Erhalten— Getting is 

easier than keeping. Gcr. Pr. 
15 Gewohne dich, da stets der Tod dir draut, / 

Dankbar zu nehmen, was das Leben beut— 

Accustom thyself, since death ever threatens 

thee, to accept with a thankful heart whatever 

life offers thee. Bodenstedt. 
Gewohnlich glaubt Mensch, wenn er nur 

Worte hort, / Es miisse sich dabei doch 

auch was denken lassen — Men generally 

believe, when they hear only words, that there 

must be something in it. Goethe. 
Ghosts ! There are nigh a thousand million 

walking the earth openly at noontide ; some 

half-hundred have vanished from it, some 

half-hundred have arisen in it, ere thy watch 

ticks once. Carlyle. 
Giant Antaeus in the fable acquired new 

strength every time he touched the earth ; 

so some brave minds gain fresh energy from 

that which depresses and crushes others. 

Gibier de potence— A gallows-bird. Fr. 
20 Gie a b;. : .rn his will and a whelp his fill, an' 

neither will do well. Sc. Pr. 
Gie a beggar a bed, and he'll pay you with a 

louse. Sc. Pr. 
Gie him tow enough and he'll hang himsel', i.e., 

give him enough of his own way. .SV. Pr. 
Gie me a canny hour at e'en, / My arms about 

my dearie, O, / An' warl'ly cares an' warl'ly 

men / May a' gang tapsalteerie, O. Bjirns. 
Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire ! / That's a' 

the learning I desire ; / Then though I drudge 

through dub and mire, / At pleugh or cart, / 

My Muse, though hamely in attire, / May 

touch the heart. Bums. 
25 Gie me a peck o' oaten strae, / An' sell your wind 

for siller. The cow to the /•/per who put her 

off with piping to her. 
Gie the deil his due, an' ye'll gang till hiin. 

Sc. Pr. 

Gie the greedy dog a muckle bane. Sc. Pr. 
Gie wealth to some be-ledger'd cit, / In cent. 

per cent. ; / But gie me real, sterling wit, / 

And I'm content. Burns. 
Gie your heart to God and your awms (alms) 

to the poor. Sc. Pr. 
Gie your tongue mair holidays than your head. 30 

Sc. Pr. 
Giebt es Krieg, so macht der Teufel die Holle 

weiter — When war falls out, the devil enlarges 

hell. Get. Pr. 
Giebt's schonre Pflichten fiir ein edles Herz / 

Als ein Verteidiger der Unschuld sein, / Das 

Recht der unterdriickten zu beschirmen? — ■ 

What nobler task is there for a noble heart than 

to take up the defence of innocence and protect 

the rights of the oppressed ? Schiller. 
Gierigheid is niet verzadigd voor zij den mond 

vol aarde heeft — Greed is never satisfied till its 

mouth is filled with earth. Dut. Pr. 
Giff-gafF maks gude friends, i.e., mutual giving. 

Sc Pr. 
Gift of prophecy has been wisely denied to 35 

man. Did a man foresee his life, and not 

merely hope it and grope it, and so by neces- 
sity and free-will make and fabricate it into 

a reality, he were no man, but some other 

kind of creature, superhuman or subter- 

human. Carlyle. 
Gifts are as gold that adorns the temple ; 

grace is like the temple that sanctifies the 

gold. Burkett. 
Gifts are often losses. //. Pr. 
Gifts come from on high in their own peculiar 

forms. Goethe. 
Gifts from the hand are silver and gold, but 

the heart gives that which neither silver nor 

gold can buy. Ward Beecher. 
Gifts make their way through stone walls. 40 

Gifts weigh like mountains on a sensitive heart. 

Mme. Fee. 
Gigni pariter cum corpore, et una / Crescere 

sentimus pariterque senescere mentem— We 

see that the mind is born with the body, that it 

grows with it, and also ages with it. Lucret. 
Gin (if) ye hadna been among the craws, ye 

wadna hae been shot. .SV. Pr. 
Giovine santo, diavolo vecchio — A young saint, 

an old devil. It. Pr. 
Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, Suffer- 45 

ing yet hoping all things. Mrs. Hemans. 
G'rls we love for what they are ; young men 

for what they promise to be. Goethe. 
Give a boy address and accomplishments, and 

you give him the mastery of palaces and 

fortunes where he goes. Emerson, 
Give a dog an ill name and hang him. Pr. 
Give a hint to a man of sense and consider the 

thing done. /V. 
Give alms, that thy children may not ask 50 

them. Dan. Pr. 
Give a man luck and throw him into the sea. 

Give ample room and verge enough. Gray. 
Give an ass oats, and it runs after thistles. Dut. 

Give, and it shall be given to you. Jesus. 
Give and spend, / And God will send. Pr. 55 
Give and take. Pr. 


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Give a rogue rope enough, and he will hang 
himself. Pr. 

Give, but, if possible, spare the poor man the 
shame of begging. Diderot, 

Give every flying minute / Something to keep 
in store, Walker. 

Give every man his due. Pr. 
5 Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice ; I 
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy 
judgment. Ham., i. 3. 

Give from below what ye get from above, ' 
Light for the heaven-light, love for its 
love, I A holy soul for the Holy Dove. 
Dr. Walter Smith. 

Give God the margin of eternity to justify 
Himself in. Haiveis. 

Give him an inch and he'll take an ell. Pr. 

Give him a present ! give him a halter. Mer. 
of I' en., ii. 2. 
10 Give me again my hollow tree, / A crust of 
bread, and liberty. Pope. 

Give me a look, give me a face, I That makes 
simplicity a grace, Robes loosely flowing, 
hair as free ; / Such sweet neglect more 
taketh me, / Than all the adulteries of art ; / 
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. 
Ben Jonson. 

Give me but ' Something whereunto I may 
bind my heart ; / Something to love, to rest 
upon, to clasp / Affection's tendrils round. 
Mrs. Hemans. 

Give me health and a day, and I will make the 
pomp of emperors ridiculous. Emerson. 

Give me insight into to-day, and you may have 
the antique and future worlds. . . . This idea 
has inspired the genius of Goldsmith, Burns, 
Cowper, and, in a newer time, of Goethe, 
Wordsworth, and Carlyle. Their writing 
is blood-warm. Emerson. 
15 Give me my Romeo : and, when he shall die. ' 
Take him and cut him out in little stars, / And 
he will make the face of heaven so fine ' 
That all the world will be in love with 
night, ' And pay no homage to the garish 
sun. Rom. and Jul., iii. 2. 

Give me that man / Who is not passion's slave, 
and I will wear him / In my heart's core, ay, 
in my heart of hearts. Ham., iii. 2. 

Give me the avow'd, th' erect, the manly foe, / 
Bold I can meet, perhaps may turn, his 
blow ; ' But of all plagues, good Heaven, 
thy wrath can send, / Save, save, oh ! save 
me from the candid friend. Canning. 

Give me the eloquent cheek, where blushes 
burn and die. Mrs. Osgood. 

Give me the liberty to know, to think, to be- 
lieve, and to utter freely, according to con- 
science, above all other liberties. Milton. 
29 Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked 
for it. Pr. 
Give not that which is holy to the dogs, 
neither cast ye your pearls before swine. 
Give only so much to one that you may have to 

give to another. Dan. Pr. 
Give orders, but no more, and nothing will be 

done. Sp. and Port. Pr. 
Give pleasure to the few ; to please many is 
vain. Schiller. 
25 Give ruffles to a man who wants a shirt. Fr. 
Pr. (?) 

Give sorrow words ; the grief that does not 
speak, Whispers the o'erfraught heart, 
and bids it break. Macbeth, iv. 3. 

Give the devil his due. 1 Hen. IV., i. 2. 

Give the devil rope enough and he will hang 
himself. Pr. 

Give thy need, thine honour, and thy friend his 
due. Herbert. 

Give thy thoughts no tongue, / Nor any un- 30 
proportioned thought his act. Be thou 
familiar, but by no means vulgar. / The 
friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, / 
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of 
steel : But do not dull thy palm with enter- 
tainment / Of each new-hatch d unfledged 
comrade. Ham., i. 3. 

Give to a gracious message ' An host of 
tongues ; but let ill tidings tell / Themselves 
when they be felt. Ant. and Cleo., ii. 5. 

Give to him that asketh of thee, and from him 
that would borrow of thee turn not thoa 
away. Jesus. 

Give to the masses nothing to do, and they 
will topple down thrones and cut throats ; 
give them the government here, and they 
will make pulpits useless, and colleges an 
impertinence. Wendell Phillips. 

Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wis- 
dom. Sir P. Sidney. 

Give unto me, made lowly wise, / The spirit of 35 
self-sacrifice ; / The confidence of reason 
give ; / And in the light of truth thy bond- 
man let me live. Wordsworth. 

Give us the man who sings at his work ! Be 
his occupation what it may, he will be equal 
to any of those who follow the same pursuit 
in silent sullenness. He will do more in the 
same time ; he will do it better ; he will 
persevere longer. Carlyle. 

Give way to your betters. Pr. 

Give you a reason on compulsion? If reasons 
were as plenty as blackberries, I would give 
no man a reason upon compulsion. 1 Hen. 
IV., ii. 4. 

Give your tongue more holiday than your 
hands or eyes. Rabbi Hen Azai. 

Given a living man, there will be found clothes 40 
for him ; he will find himself clothes ; but the 
suit of clothes pretending that it is both 
clothes and man — Car/vie. 

Given a world of knaves, to educe an Honesty 
from their united action, is a problem that is 
becoming to all men a palpably hopeless 
one. Carlyle. 

Given the men a people choose, the people 
itself, in its exact worth and worthlessness, 
is given. Carlyle. 

Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter 
shade / To shepherds, looking on their silly 
sheep, / Than doth a rich embroider'd 
canopy / To kings that fear their subjects' 
treachery. 3 Hen. VI., ii. 5. 

Giving alms never lessens the purse. Sf. Pr. 

Giving away is the instrument for accumulated 45 
treasures ; it is like a bucket for the distri- 
bution of the waters deposited in the bowels 
of a well. Hitopadcsa. 

Giving to the poor increaseth a man's store. 
Sc. Pr. 

Gladiator in arena consilium capit— The gladia- 
tor is taking advice when he is already in the 
lists. Pr. 


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Glanzendes Elend — Shining misery. Goethe. 
Glasses and lasses are brittle ware. Sc. Pr. 
Glaube nur, du hast viel gethan / Wenn dir 

Geduld gewohnest an — Assure yourself you 

have accomplished no small feat if only you 

have learned patience. Goethe. 

rXaO/c' 'Ad-qva^e— Owls to Athens. 

5 Glebae ascriptus — Attached to the soil. 

Gleiches Blut, gleiches Gut, und gleiche Jahre 

machen die besten Heirathspaare — Like 

blood, like estate, and like age make the happiest 

wedded pair. Ger. Pr. 
Gleich sei keiner dem andern ; doch gleich 

seijeder dem Hochsten. Wie das zu machen? 

Es sei jeder vollendet in sich — Let no one be 

like another, yet every one like the Highest. 

How is this to be done? Be each one perfect in 

himself. Goethe. 
Gleich und Gleich gesellt sich gem, sprach 

der Teufel zum Kohler — Like will to like, as 

the devil said to the charcoal-burner. Ger. Pr. 
Gleichheit est immer das festeste Band der 

Liebe — Equality is the firmest bond of love. 

10 Gleichheit ist das heilige Gesetz der Mensch- 

heit — Equality is the holy law of humanity. 

Gli alberi grandi fanno pifi ombra che frutto — 

Large trees yield more shade than fruit. It. Pr. 
Gli amici legano la borsa con un filo di rag- 

natelo — Friends tie their purses with a spider's 

thread. It. Pr. 
Gli uomini alia moderna, e gli asini all' antica 

■ — After the modern stamp men, and after the 

ancient, asses. It. Pr. 
Gli uomini fanno la roba, e le donne la con- 

servano — Men make the wealth and women 

husband it. It. Pr. 
15 Gli uomini hanno gli anni che sentono, e le 

donne quelli che mostrano — Men are as old as 

they feel, and women as they look. //. Pr. 
Gli uomini hanno men rispetto di offendere uno 

che si facci amare che uno che si facci temere 

— Men shrink less from offending one who in- 
spires love than one who inspires fear. Machia- 

Gloria in excelsis Deo— Glory to God in the 

Gloria vana florece, y no grana — Glory which 

is not real may flower, but will never fructify. 

Sp. Pr. 
Gloria virtutis umbra — Glory is the shadow 

(i.e., the attendant) of virtue. 
20 Gloriae et famae jactura facienda est, publicae 

utilitatis causa — A surrender of glory and fame 

must be made for the public advantage. < A . 
Gloriam qui spreverit, veram habet — He who 

despises glory will have true glory. Livy. 
Glories, like glow-worms, afar-off shine bright, ' 

But looked at near, have neither heat nor 

light. // 'ebster. 
Glorious men are the scorn of wise men, the 

admiration of fools, the idols of parasites, 

and the slaves of their own vaunts. Bat on. 
Glory and gain the industrious tribe pro- 
voke ; / And gentle dulness ever loves a 

joke. Pope, 
25 Glory fills the world with virtue, and, like a 

beneficent sun, covers the whole earth with 

flowers and fruits. / 'auvenargut*. 

Glory grows guilty of detested crimes. Love's 
L. Lost, iv. i. 

Glory is like a circle in the water, / Which 
never ceaseth to enlarge itself, / Till, by 
broad spreading, it disperse to naught, 
i Hen. VI., i. 2. 

Glory is safe when it is deserved ; not so popu- 
larity ; the one lasts like mosaic, the other is 
effaced like a crayon drawing. BouffUrs. 

Glory is so enchanting that we love whatever 
we associate with it, even though it be 
death. Pascal. 

Glory is the fair child of peril. Smollett. 3( 

Glory is the unanimous praise of good men. 

Glory long has made the sages smile, ' 'Tis 
something, nothing, words, illusion, wind, ' 
Depending more upon the historian's style / 
Than on the name a person leaves behind. 

Glory relaxes often and debilitates the mind ; 
censure stimulates and contracts — both to an 
extreme. Shettstone. 

Gliick auf dem Weg — Good luck by the way. 
Ger. Pr. 

Gliick macht Mut — Luck inspires pluck. Goethe. Zl 

Gliick und Weiber haben die Narren lieb — 
Fortune and women have a liking for fools. 
Ger. Pr. 

Glucklich, gliicklich nenn' ich den / Dem des 
Daseins letzte Stunde / Schlagt in seiner 
Kinder Mitte — Happy! happy call I him the 
last hour of whose life strikes in the midst of his 
children. Grillparzcr. 

Glucklich wer jung in jungen Tagen, / Gliick- 
lich wer mit Zeit gestahlt, Gelernt des 
Lebens Ernst zu tragen — Happy he who is 
young in youth, happy who is hardened as steel 
with time, has learned to bear life's earnestness. 

Gluttony and drunkenness have two evils 
attendant on them : they make the carcass 
smart as well as the pocket. Marcus Anto- 


Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities 4( 
and the fountain of all our diseases. As a 
lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil, 
a fire extinguished by an excess of fuel, so 
is the natural health of the body destroyed 
by intemperate diet. Burton. 

Gluttony kills more than the sword. Pr. 

Gluttony, where it prevails, is more violent, 
and certainly more despicable, than avarice 
itself. J oh us, 'ii. 

Gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite / The 
man that mocks at it and sets it light. 
Rich. I/., i. 3. 

Gnats are unnoticed whereso'er they fly, / 
But eagles gazed upon by every eye. Shake- 

YvSiQi <reai;r6^— Know thyself. 4! 

Go deep enough, there is music everywhere. 

Go down the ladder when thou marriest a 
wife ; go up when thou choosest a friend. 
Radii Sen Azai. 

Go, miser, go ; for lucre sell thy soul ; / Truck 
wares for wares, and trudge from pole to 
pole, / That men may say, when thou art 
dead and gone : / " See what a vast estate 
he left his son ! " Dryden. 


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Go, poor devil, get thee gone ; why should 

1 hurt thee ? This world, surely, is wide 
enough to hold both thee and me. Uncle 
Toby to the Jfy that had tormented him, as 
he let it out by the window. 

Go to Jericho and let your beards grow. See 

2 Sam. x. 5. 

Go to the ant, thou sluggard ; consider her 
ways, and be wise. Bible. 

Go to your bosom ; / Knock there, and ask 
your heart what it doth know / That's like 
my brother's fault ; if it confess / A natural 
guiltiness, such as his is, / Let it not sound 
a thought upon your tongue / Against my 
brother's life. Meas.for Metis., ii. 2. 
5 Go where you may, you still find yourself in 
a conditional world. Goethe. 

Go whither thou wilt, thou shalt find no rest 
but in humble subjection to the government 
of a superior. Thomas a Kem/is. 

Go, wondrous creature, mount where science 
guides. / Go, measure earth, weigh air, and 
state the tides ; / Instruct the planets in 
what orbs to run, / Correct old Time, and 
regulate the sun ; / Go, teach Eternal Wis- 
dom how to rule, / Then drop into thyself 
and be a fool. Pope. 

Go you and try a democracy in your own house. 
Lycurgies, to one mho asked why he had not in- 
stituted a democracy. 

Go, you may call it madness, folly ; ' You shall 
not chase my gloom away ; ; There's such a 
charm in melancholy, / I would not, if I 
could, be gay. Rogeis. 
10 Gobe-mouches— A fly-catcher ; one easily gulled. 

God alone can properly bind up a bleeding 
heart. /. Roux. 

God alone is true ; God alone is great ; alone 
is God. Laboulaye. 

God answers sharp and sudden on some 
prayers, / And thrusts the thing we have 
prayed for in our face, / A gauntlet with a 
gift in it. Mrs. Browning. 

God asks no man whether he will accept life. 
That is not the choice. You must take it ; 
the only choice is how. II ~ard Beecher. 
15 God asks not what, but whence, thy work is : 
from the fruit /He turns His eye away, to 
prove the inmost root. Trench. 

God assists those who rise early in the morn- 
ing. SJ>. Pr. 

God blesses still the generous thought, / And 
still the fitting word He speeds, And truth, 
at His requiring taught, / He quickens into 
deeds. Wkiitier. 

God blesses the seeking, not the finding. 
Ger. Pr. 

God builds His temple in the heart and on the 
ruins of churches and religions. Emerson. 
20 God comes at last, when we think He is 
farthest off. Pr. 

God comes in distress, and distress goes. 
Gael. Pr. 

God comes to see us without bell. Pr. 

God comes with leaden feet, but strikes with 
iron hands. Pr. 

God created man in his own image. Bible. 
25 God deals His wrath by weight, but His 
mercy without weight. Pr. 

God deceiveth thee not. 'Thomas li Kernel's. 

God defend me from the man of one book. Pr. 
God desireth to make your burden light to you, 

for man hath been created weak. Koran. 
God does not measure men by inches. Sc. 

God does not pay every week, but He pays at 30 

the end. Diet. Pr. 
God does not require us to live on credit ; He 

pays what we earn as we earn it, good or 

evil, heaven or hell, according to our choice. 

C. Mildmay. 
God does not smite with both hands. Sp. Pr. 
God does not weigh criminality in our scales. 

God's measure is the heart of the offender, 

a balance so delicate that a tear cast in the 

other side may make the weight of error 

kick the beam. Lowell. 
God does with His children as a master does 

with his pupils ; the more hopeful they are, 

the more work He gives them to do. Plato. 
God enters by a private door into every indi-35 

vidual. Emerson. 
God estimates us not by the position we are 

in, but by the way in which we fill it. T. 

God gave thy soul brave wings ; put not those 

feathers / Into a bed to sleep out all ill 

weathers. Herbert. 
God gives all things to industry. Pr. 
God gives birds their food, but they must fly 

for it. Diet. Pr. 
God gives every bird its nest, but does not 40 

throw it into the nest. /. G. Holland. 
God gives his angels charge of those who 

sleep, But He Himself watches with those 

who wake. Harriet E. H. King. 
God gives sleep to the bad, in order that the 

good may be undisturbed. Saudi. 
God gives strength to bear a great deal, if 

we only strive ourselves to endure. Hans 

God gives the will ; necessity gives the law. 

Dan. Pr. 
God gives us love. Something to love / He 45 

lends us ; but when love is grown / To ripe- 
ness, that on which it throve Falls off, and 

love is left alone. Tenm son. 
God giveth speech to all, song to the few. Dr. 

Walter Sm tk. 
God grant you fortune, my son, for knowledge 

avails you little. Sp. Pr. 
God hands gifts to some, whispers them to 

others. W.R.Alger. 
God hangs the greatest weights on the smallest 

wires. Bacon. 
God has been pleased to prescribe limits to His 50 

own power, and to work out His ends within 

these limits. Paley. 
God has commanded time to console the un- 
happy. Joubert. 
God has connected the labour which is essential 

to the bodily sustenance with the pleasures 

which are healthiest for the heart ; and while 

He made the ground stubborn, He made 

its herbage fragrant and its blossoms fair. 

R u skin. 
God has delegated Himself to a million deputies. 

God has given a prophet to every people in its 

own tongue. A rab Pr. 


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God has given nuts to some who have no 

teeth. Port. Fr. 
God has given us wit and flavour, and bright- 
ness and laughter, and perfumes to enliven 
the days of man's pilgrimage, and to charm 
his pained steps over the burning marl. 
Sydney Smith. 
God has His little children out at nurse in 

many a home. Dr. Walter Smith. 
God has lent us the earth for our life ; it is a 
great entail. Ruskin. 
5 God has made man to take pleasure in the use 
of his eyes, wits, and body ; and the foolish 
creature is continually trying to live with- 
out looking at anything, without thinking 
about anything, and without doing anything. 
God has made sunny spots in the heart : why 
should we exclude the light from them ? 
God has not said all that thou hast said. Gael. 

God has sunk souls in dust, that by that means 
they may burst their way through errors to 
truth, through faults to virtue, and through 
sufferings to bliss. Engcl. 
God hath anointed thee to free the oppressed 
and crush the oppressor. Bryant. 
10 God hath given to man a short time here upon 
earth, and yet upon this short time eternity 
depends. Jeremy Taylor. 
God hath given you one face, and you make 
yourselves another : you jig, you amble, and 
you lisp, and you nickname God's creatures, 
and make your wantonness your ignorance. 
Ham., iii. i. 
God hath many sharp-cutting instruments and 
rough files for the polishing of His jewels. 
God hath yoked to Guilt her pale tormentor, 

Misery. Bryant. 
God help the children of dependence ! Burns. 
15 God help the poor, for the rich can help them- 
selves. Sc. Pr. 
God help the rich folk, for the poor can beg. 

Se. Pr. 
God help the sheep when the wolf is judge. 

Dan. Pr. 
God help the teacher, if a man of sensibility 
and genius, when a booby father presents 
him with his booby son, and insists on light- 
ing up the rays of science in a fellow's head 
whose skull is impervious and inaccessible 
by any other way than a positive fracture 
with a cudgel. Burns. 
God helps the strongest. Cer. and Put. Pr. 
20 God helps those who help themselves. Pr. 
God Himself cannot do without wise men. 

God Himself cannot procure good for the 
wicked. Welsh I'riaa. 

God is able to do more than man can under- 
stand. Thomas .) Kempis. 

God is a circle whose centre is everywhere, 
and its circumference nowhere. .S7. Augus- 
25 God is a creditor who has no bad debts. Ger. 

God is a good worker, but He loves to be 
helped. Basque Pr. 

God is alpha and omega in the great world ; 
endeavour to make Him so in the little world. 
God is always ready to strengthen those who 
strive lawfully. Thomas a Kempis. 

God is a shower to the heart burnt up with 
grief, a sun to the face deluged with tears. 
Joseph Rou.x. 

God is a sure paymaster. He may not pay 30 
at the end of every week or month or year, 
but He pays in the end. Anne of Austria. 

God is a tabula rasa, on which nothing more 
stands written than what thou thyself hast 
inscribed thereon. Luther. 

God is at once the great original I and Thou. 
Jean Paul. 

God is better served in resisting a temptation 
to evil than in many formal prayers. W. 

God is goodness itself, and whatsoever is 
good is of Him. Sir P. Sidney. 

God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our 35 
thanksgivings ; and all good thought and 
good action claim a natural alliance with 
good cheer. WiUmott. 

God is great, and we know Him not ; neither 
can the number of His years be searched 
out. Bible. 

God is great in what is the greatest and the 
smallest. Herder. 

God is greater than man. Bible. 

God is His own interpreter. Cowper. 

God is in heaven, and thou upon earth ; there- 40 
fore let thy words be few. Bible. 

God is in the generation of the righteous. 

God is in the word "ought," and therefore it 
outweighs all but God. Joseph 

God is kind to fou (drunk) folk and bairns. 
Sc. Pr. 

God is light. St. John. 

God is love. St. John. 45 

God is more delighted in adverbs than in 
nouns, i.e., not in what is done so much as how- 
it is done. Heb. Pr. 

God is, nay, alone is ; for with like emphasis 
we cannot say that anything else is. Car- 

God is not a man, that He should lie : neither 
the son of man, that he should repent : hath 
He said it, and shall He not do it ? or hath 
He spoken, and shall He not make it good ? 

God is not found by the tests that detect you 
an acid or a salt. Dr. Walter Smith. 

God is not so poor in felicities or so niggard in 50 
His bounty that He has not wherewithal to 
furnish forth two worlds. //'. R '. Greg. 

God is not to be known by marring His fair 
works and blotting out the evidence of His 
influences upon His creatures ; not amidst 
the hurry of crowds and the crash of innova- 
tion, but in solitary places, and out of the 
glowing intelligences which He gave to men 
of old. Ruthin. 

God is on the side of virtue ; for whoever 
dreads punishment suffers it, and whoever 
deserves it dreads it. I 

God is patient, because eternal, St. Augustine. 

God is spirit. Jesus. 


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God made all the creatures, and gave them 
our love and our fear, / To give sign we 
and they are His children, one family here. 
God is the great composer ; men are only the 
performers. Those grand pieces which are 
played on earth were composed in heaven. 
God is the light which, never seen itself, makes 
all things visible, and clothes itself in colours. 
Thine eye feels not its ray, but thine heart 
feels its warmth. Jean Paul. 
God is the number, the weight, and the mea- 
sure which makes the world harmonious and 
eternal. Kenan. 
5 God is the perfect poet, / Who in His person 
acts His own creations. Brorvning. 
God is the reason of those who have no reason. 

God is where He was. Pr. 
God is with every great reform that is neces- 
sary, and it prospers. Goethe. 
God keep me from my friends ; from my enemies 
I will keep myself. It. Pr. 
10 God knows I'm no the thing I should be, / Nor 
am I ev'n the thing I could be ; / But twenty 
times I rather would be / An atheist clean, / 
Than under Gospel colours hid be, / Just fcr 
a screen. Burns. 
God Konge er bedre end gammel Lov — A good 

king is better than an old law. Dan. Pr. 
God loveth a cheerful giver. St. Paul. 
God made him, and therefore let him pass for 

a man. Mer. o/Ven., i. 2. 
God made man to go by motives, and he will 
not go without them, any more than a boat 
without steam or a balloon without gas. 
Ward Beecker. 
15 God made man upright, but they have sought 
out many inventions. Bible. 
God made me one man ; love makes me no 
more / Till labour come, and make my weak- 
ness score. Herbert. 
God made the country ; man made the town. 

God made the flowers to beautify / The earth 
and cheer man's careful mood ; / And he is 
happiest who hath power / To gather wis- 
dom from a flower, / And wake his heart in 
every hour / To pleasant gratitude. // 'ords- 
God made us, and we admire ourselves. Sp. 
20 God manifests Himself to men in all wise, 
good, humble, generous, great, and magnani- 
mous souls. Laziater. 
God may consent, but only for a time. Emer- 
God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders 
to perform ; / He plants His footsteps in the 
sea, / And rides upon the storm. Cowper. 
God must needs laugh outright, could such a 
thing be, to see His wondrous manikins 
here below. Hugo von Trimberg, quoted by 
God narrows Himself to come near man, and 
man narrows himself to come near God. 
25 God never forsakes His own. Pr. 

God never imposes a duty without giving the 
time to do it. Ruskin. 

God never made His work for man to mend. 
Dry den. 

God never meant that man should scale the 
heavens / By strides of human wisdom . . . 
He commands us in His Word / To seek 
Him rather where His mercy shines. Cowpei . 

God never pardons ; the laws of the universe 
are irrevocable. God always pardons ; sense 
of condemnation is but another word for 
penitence, and penitence is already new 
life. Will. Sun til. 

God never sends mouths but He sends meat, 30 

Dan. Pr. 
God never shuts one door but He opens another. 

Irish Pr. 
God offers to every man his choice between 

truth and repose. Emerson. 
God often visits us, but most of the time we 

are not at home. Joseph Koi/.r. 
God only opened His hand to give flight to a 

thought that He had held imprisoned from 

eternity. /. G. Holland. 
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the 35 

offence into everlasting forgetfulness. Ward 

God permits, but not for ever. Pr. 
God said, Let there be light ; and there was 

light. Bible. 
God save the fools, and don't let them run 

out ; for, without them, wise men couldn't 

get a living. A mer. Pr. 
God save the mark. 1 Hen. II'., i. 3. 
God send us some siller, for they're little 40 

thought o' that want it. Sc. Pr. 
God send you mair sense and me mair siller. 

Sc. Pr. 
God sendeth and giveth both mouth and the 

meat. 'I'usser. 
God sends meat and the devil sends cooks. 

It. Pr. 
God sends nothing but what can be borne. 

It. Pr. 
God should be the object of all our desires, 45 

the end of all our actions, the principle of all 

our affections, and the governing power of 

our whole souls. Massillon. 
God, sir, he gart kings ken that there was a 

lith in their neck. Boswelfs father of Crom- 
God stays long, but strikes at last. Pr. 
God taketh an account of all things. Koran. 
God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb. 

God the first garden made, and the first city 50 

Cain. Cowley. 
God, through the voice of Nature, calls the 

mass of men to be happy ; He calls a few 

among them to the grander task of being 

severely but serenely sad. II'. K. Greg. 
God trusts every one with the care of his own 

soul. Sc. Pr. 
God will accept your first attempt, not as a 

perfect work, but as a beginning. II aid 
God will not make Himself manifest to cowards. 
J: me > son. 
I God will punish him who sees and him who is 55 
seen. Eastern saying. 
God, when He makes the prophet, does not 
I unmake the man. Locke. 


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God works in moments. Fr. Pr. 

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, 
but on trees and flowers, and clouds and 
stars. Luther. 

God's commandments are the iron door into 
Himself. To keep them is to have it opened, 
and His great heart of love revealed. S. W. 

God's creature is one. He makes man, not 
men. His true creature is unitary and 
infinite, revealing himself indeed in every 
finite form, but compromised by none. Henry 
5 God's free mercy streameth / Over all the 
world, / And His banner gleameth, / Every- 
where unfurled. How. 

God's goodness is the measure of His provi- 
dence. More. 

God's help is nearer than the door. Irish 

God's in His heaven : / All's right with the 
world ! Browning: 

God's justice, tardy though it prove per- 
chance, / Rests never on the track till it 
reach / Delinquency. Browning. 
10 God's men are better than the devil's men, and 
they ought to act as though they thought 
they were. Ward Beecher. 

God's mill grinds slow but sure. George 

God's mills grind slow, but they grind woe. 
Eastern saying. 

God's providence is on the side of clear heads. 

Ward Beecher. 
God's sovereignty is not in His right hand or 

His intellect, but His love. Ward Beecher. 
15 Gods water over Gods akker laten loopen — 

Let God's waters run over God's fields. Dut. 

God's way of making worlds is to make them 

make themselves. Prof. Drummond. 
Godfrey sent the thief that stole the cash 

away, And punished him that put it in his 

way. Pope. 
"Godlike men love lightning;" godless men 

love it not ; shriek murder when they see it, 

shutting their eyes, and hastily putting on 

smoked spectacles. Carlyle. 
Godliness is profitable unto all things, having 

promise of the life that now is, and of that 

which is to come. St. Pan!. 
20 Godliness with contentment is great gain. St. 

Godly souls have often interdicted the gratifi- 
cations of the flesh in order to help their 

spirits in the Godward direction. John 

Godt Haandvaerk har en gylden Grund — A 

good handicraft rests on a golden foundation. 

Dan. Pr. 
Goed verloren, niet verloren : moed verloren, 

veel verloren ; eer verloren, meer verloren ; 

ziel verloren, al verloren— Money lost, nothing 

lost ; courage lost, much lost ; honour lost, more 

lost ; soul lost, all lost. Dut. Pr. 
Goethe's devil is a cultivated personage and 

acquainted with the modern sciences ; sneers 

at witchcraft and the black art even while 

employing them, and doubts most things, 

nay, half disbelieves even his own existence. 


Going by railroad I do not consider as travel- 25 
ling at all; it is merely "being sent" to a 
place, and very little different from becoming 
a parcel. Raskin. 

Going to ruin is silent work. Gael. Pr. 

Gold and diamonds are not riches. Ruskin. 

Gold beheert de wereld — Gold rules the world 
Dut. Pr. 

Gold does not satisfy love ; it must be paid in 
its own coin. Mine. Deluzy. 

Gold, father of flatterers, of pain and care 30 
begot, / A fear it is to have thee, and a 
pain to have thee not. Palladas. 

Gold glitters most when virtue shines no more. 

Gold has wings which carry everywhere ex- 
cept to heaven. R us. Pr. 

Gold is a wonderful clearer of the understand- 
ing ; it dissipates every doubt and scruple 
in an instant, accommodates itself to the 
meanest capacities, silences the loud and 
clamorous, and brings over the most ob- 
stinate and inflexible. Addison. 

Gold is Cassar's treasure, man is God's ; thy 
gold hath Caesar's image, and thou hast 
God's. Quarles. 

Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his 35 
defects from the world. Feltham. 

Gold is the sovereign of all sovereigns. Pr. 

Gold is tried in the fire, friendship in need. 
Dan. Pr. 

Gold liegt tief im Berge, aber Koth am Wege 
— Gold lies deep in the mountain, but dirt on 
the highway. Ger. Pr. 

Gold, like the sun, which melts wax and 
hardens clay, expands great souls and con- 
tracts bad hearts. Rivarol. 

Gold that is put to use more gold begets. 40 

Gold thou may'st safely touch ; but if it stick 
Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick. 

Gold, worse poison to men's souls, , Doing more 
murder in this loathsome world, ' Than these 
poor compounds that thou may'st not sell. 

Gold's worth is gold. //. Pr. 

Golden chains are heavy, and love is best ! 
Dr. Walter Smith. 

Golden lads and girls all must, / As chimney- 45 
sweepers, come to dust. Cytni., iv, 2. 

Gone for ever is virtue, once so prevalent in 
the state, when men deem a mischievous 
citizen worse than its bitterest enemy, and 
punish him with severer penalties. Cie. 

Gone is gone ; no Jew will lend upon it. Ger. 

Good actions done in secret are the most 
worthy of honour. Pascal. 

Good actions give strength to ourselves and 
inspire good actions in others. .V. Smiles. 

Good advice can be given, a good name cannot 50 
be given. Turk. Pr. 

Good advice /Is beyond all price. Pr. 

Good advice may be communicated, but not 
good manners. 'Park. Pr. 

Good ale needs no wisp (of hay for advertise- 
ment), .v. /v. 

Good and bad men are less so than they seem. 
C oleridge. 


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Good and evil are names that signify our 
appetites and aversions. Hobbes. 

Good and evil will grow up in this world to- 
gether ; and they who complain in peace 
of the insolence of the populace must re- 
member that their insolence in peace is 
bravery in war. Johnson. 

Good and quickly seldom meet. Pr. 

Good as is discourse, silence is better, and 
shames it. Emerson. 
5 Good bees never turn drones. Pr. 

Good books, like good friends, are few and 
chosen, the more select the more enjoyable. 
A. B. Alcott. 

Good bread needs baking. Pr. in Goethe. 

Good-breeding carries along with it a dignity 
that is respected by the most petulant. 

Good-breeding differs, if at all, from high- 
breeding, only as it gracefully remembers 
the rights of others, rather than gracefully 
insists on its own. Carlyle. 
10 Good-breeding is benevolence in trifles, or the 
preference of others to ourselves in the little 
daily occurrences of life. Chatham. 

Good-breeding is surface Christianity. Holmes. 

Good-breeding is the result of much good 
sense, some good nature, and a little self- 
denial for the sake of others. Chesterfield. 

Good-breeding shows itself most where to an 
ordinary eye it appears least. Addison. 

Good-bye, proud world ! I'm going home ; 
Thou art not my friend, and I'm not thine. 
15 Good company and good discourse are the 
very sinews of virtue. Izaak Walton. 

Good company upon the road is the shortest 
cut. Pr. 

Good counsel is no better than bad counsel, 
if it is not taken in time. Dan. Pr. 

Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the 
giver's bosom. Goldsmith. 

Good counsels observed are chains to grace. 
20 Good counsel tendered to fools rather provokes 
than satisfies them. A draught of milk to 
serpents only increases their venom. Hiio- 

Good counsel without good fortune is a wind- 
mill without wind. Ger. Pr. 

Good counsellors lack no clients. Mcas. for 
Meas., i. 2. 

Good courage breaks ill-luck. Pr. 

Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in 

embers to make a fire next day. Sir T. 


25 Good discourse sinks differences and seeks 

agreements. A. B. Aleolt. 

Good digestion wait on appetite, / And health 

on both. Macb., iii. 4. 
Good example always brings forth good fruits. 

S. Smiles. 
Good example is half a sermon. Ger. Pr. 
Good fortune is the offspring of our endeavours, 
although there be nothing sweeter than ease. 
30 Good gear goes in sma' book (bulk). Sc. Pr. 
Good-humour and generosity carry the day 
with the popular heart all the world over. 
Alex. Smith. 

Good-humour may be said to be one of the 
very best articles of dress one can wear in 
society. Thackeray. 

Good hunters track closely. Dut. Pr. 

Good husbandry is good divinity. Pr. 

Good is a good doctor, but Bad is sometimes 35 
better. Emerson. 

Good is best when soonest wrought, / Linger- 
ing labours come to nought. Southwell. 

Good is good, but better carrieth it. Pr. 

Good is never a something into which a man 
can be borne, but always a something born 
of the man, which he himself carries, and 
which does not carry him. Ed. 

Good is not got without grief. Gael. Pr. 

Good is the delay that makes sure. Port. 40 

Good judges are as rare as good authors. .Si*. 

Good laws often proceed from bad manners. 

Good leading makes good following. Dut. 

Good luck comes by cuffing. Pr. 

Good luck is the willing handmaid of upright, 45 
energetic character, and conscientious ob- 
servance of duty. Lowell. 

Good luck lies in odd numbers. Merry Wives, 
v. 1. 

Good management is better than a good in- 
come. Port. Pr. 

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. 

Good manners are part of good morals. 

Good manners give integrity a bleeze, / When 50 
native virtues join the arts to please. Allan 

Good manners is the art of making those 
people easy with whom we converse. Who- 
ever makes the fewest persons uneasy is the 
best bred in the company. Swift. 

Good maxims are the germs of all excellence. 

Good men are the stars, the planets of the 
ages wherein they live, and illustrate the 
times. Ben Jonson. 

Good mind, good find. Pr. 

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, / 55 
Is the immediate jewel of their souls ; / Who 
steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, 
nothing ; / 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been 
slave to thousands ; ' But he that filches from 
me my good name, / Robs me of that which 
not enriches him, / And makes me poor in- 
deed. Othello, iii. 2. 

Good-nature and good sense are usually com- 
panions. Pope. 

Good-nature and good sense must ever join ; / 
To err is human, to forgive divine. Pope. 

Good-nature is more agreeable in conversa- 
tion than wit, and gives a certain air to the 
countenance which is more aimiable than 
beauty. Addison. 

Good-nature is stronger than tomahawks. 

Good-nature is the beauty of the mind, and, GO 
like personal beauty, wins almost without 
anything else. Hanway. 



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Good-nature is the very air of a good mind, i 
the sign of a large and generous soul, and 
the peculiar soil in which virtue nourishes. 
Good-night, good-night ; parting is such sweet 
sorrow / That I will say good-night till it be 
to-morrow. Rom. and Jul., ii. -z. 
Good pastures make fat sheep. As You Like 

It, iii. 2. 
Good people live far apart. Ger. Pr. 
5 Good poetry is always personification, and 
heightens every species of force by giving 
it a human volition. Emerson. 
Good poets are the inspired interpreters of 

the gods. Plato. 
Good qualities are the substantial riches of 
the mind, but it is good-breeding that sets 
them off to advantage. Locke. 
Good reasons must of force give place to 

better. Jul. Ca-s., iv. 3. 
Good right needs good help. Dut. Pr. 
10 Good-sense and good-nature are never separ- 
ated, though the ignorant world has thought 
otherwise. Dryden. 
Good-sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, / 
And though no science, fairly worth the 
seven. Pope. 
Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to 
love. ... It is to be all made of sighs and 
tears. ... It is to be all made of faith and 
service. . . . It is to be all made of fantasy, / 
All made of passion, and all made of wishes ; / 
All adoration, duty, and observance ; / All 
humbleness, all patience, and impatience ; / 
All purity, all trial, all observance. As You 
Like It, v. 2. 
Good sword has often been in poor scabbard. 

Gael. Pr. 
Good take heed / Doth surely speed. Pr. 
15 Good taste cannot supply the place of genius 
in literature, for the best proof of taste, 
when there is no genius, would be not to 
write at all. Mine, de Stall. 
Good taste comes more from the judgment 

than from the mind. La Roche. 
Good taste is the flower of good sense. A. 

Good taste is the modesty of the mind ; that 
is why it cannot be either imitated or ac- 
quired. Mine. Girardin. 
Good the more / Communicated more abundant 
grows. Milton. 
20 Good things take time. Dut. Pr. 

Good thoughts are no better than good dreams 

unless they be executed. Emerson. 
Good to begin well, but better to end well. 

Good to the heels the well-worn slipper feels / 
When the tired player shuffles off the 
buskin ; / A page of Hood may do a fellow 
good / After a scolding from Carlyle or 
Ruskin. Lowell. 
Good unexpected, evil unforeseen, / Appear 
by turns, as fortune shifts the scene ; / Some 
rais'd aloft, come tumbling down amain / 
And fall so hard, they bound and rise again. 
Lord Lansdo\v)u . 
25 Good ware makes a quick market. Pr. 

Good-will is everything in morals, but nothing 
in art ; in art, capability alone is anything. 

Good-will, like a good name, is got by many 
actions and lost by one. Jeffrey. 

Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be 
well used. Othello, ii. 3. 

Good wine is its own recommendation. Dut. Pr. 

Good wine needs no brandy. Ainer. Pr. 30 

Good wine needs no bush, i.e., advertisement. 

Good women grudge each other nothing, save 
only clothes, husbands, and flax. Jean Pauls 

Good words and no deeds. Pr. 

Good words cool more than cold water. Pr. 

Good words cost nothing and are worth much. 35 

Good words do more than hard speeches ; as 
the sunbeams, without any noise, will make 
the traveller cast off his cloak, which all the 
blustering winds could not do, but only make 
him bind it closer to him. Leigh/on. 

Good works will never save you, but you will 
never be saved without them. Pr. 

Good writing and brilliant discourse are per- 
petual allegories. Emerson. 

Goodman Fact is allowed by everybody to be 
a plain-spoken person, and a man of very 
few words ; tropes and figures are his aver- 
sion. Addison. 

Goodness and being in the gods are one ; , He 40 
who imputes ill to them makes them none. 

Goodness consists not in the outward things 
we do, but in the inward thing we are. 

Goodness is beauty in its best estate. Mar- 

Goodness is everywhere, and is everywhere 
to be found, if we will only look for it. P. 

Gorgons, and hydras, and chimaeras dire. 

Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. Pr. 45 

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the 
dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it , 
it proves nothing but the bad taste of the 
smoker. George Eliot. 

Gott hilft nur dann, wenn Menschen nicht 
mehr helfen- God comes to our help only when 
there is no more help for us in man. Schiller. 

Gott ist ein unaussprechlicher Seufzer, in 
Grunde der Seele gelegen— Cod is an unutter- 
able sigh planted in the depth of the soul. Jean 

Gott ist eine leere Tafel, auf der / Nichts 
weiter steht, als was du selbst / Darauf 
geschrieben — God is a blank tablet on which 
nothing further is inscribed than what thou hast 
thyself written thereupon. Luther. 

Gott ist machiger und weiser als wir ; darum 50 
macht er mit tins nach seinem Gefallen — 
God is mightier and wisur than we ; therefore 
he does with us according to bis good pleasure. 

Gott ist iiberall, ausser wo er seinem Statt- 
halter hat— God is everywhere except where 
his vicar is. Ger. Pr. 

Gottlob ! wir haben das Original — God be 
praised, we have still the original. Lessiue;. 

Gott macht gesund, und der Doktor kriegt 
das Geld — God tutu us, and the doctor gels 
the fee. Ger. Pr. 


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Gott mit uns — God with us. Ger. 

Gott miisst ihr im Herzen suchen und finden - 
Ve must seek and find God in the heart. Jean 

Gott schuf ja aus Erden den Ritter und 
Knecht. / Ein hoher Sinn adelt auch niedres 
Geschlecht — God created out of the clay the 
knight and his squire. A higher sense ennobles 
even a humble race. Burger. 

Gott-trunkener Mensch — A god-intoxicated man. 
Xovalis, of Spinoza. 
5 Gott verlasst den Mutigen nimmer — God never 
forsakes the stout of heart. Kerner. 

Gottern kann man nicht vergelten ; / Schon 
ist's, ihnen gleich zu sein — We cannot recom- 
pense the gods ; beautiful it is to be like them. 

Gottes Freund, der Pfaffen Feind — God's friend, 
priest's foe. Ger. Pr. 

Gottes ist der Orient, ' Gottes ist der Occi- 
dent, I Nord- und Sudliches Gelande Ruht 
im Friede seiner Hande — God's is the east, 
God's is the west ; north region and south rests 
in the peace of his hands. Goetlie. 

Gottes Mtihle geht langsam, aber sie mahlt 
fein — God's mill goes slow, but it grinds fine. 
Ger. Pr. 
10 Gottliche Apathie und thierische Indifferenz 
werden nur zu oft verwechselt — Divine in- 
difference and brutish indifference are too often 
confounded. Feitchtersleben. 

Goutte a goutte — Drop by drop. Fr. 

Govern the lips as they were palace-doors, 
the king; within ; ' Tranquil and fair and 
courteous be all words which from that pre- 
sence win. Sir Edwin A mold. 

Government and co-operation are in all thing's 
the laws of life ; anarchy and competition, 
the laws of death. Ruskin. 

Government arrogates to itself that it alone 
forms men. . . . Everybody knows that 
Government never beg"an anything:. It is 
the whole world that thinks and governs. 
Wendell Phillips. 
15 Government began in tyranny and force, in 
the feudalism of the soldier and the bigotry 
of the priest : and the ideas of justice and 
humanity have been fighting their way like 
a thunderstorm against the organised selfish- 
ness of human nature. Wendell Phillips. 

Government has been a fossil ; it should be a 
plant. Emerson. 

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom 
to provide for human wants. Burke. 

Government is a necessary evil, like other go- 
carts and crutches. Our need of it shows 
exactly how far we are still children. All 
governing over- much kills the self-help and 
energy of the governed. // 'endell Phillips. 

Government is a trust, and the officers of the 
government are trustees : and both the trust 
and the trustees are created for the benefit 
of the people. H. Clay. 
20 Government is the greatest combination of 
forces known to human society. It can 
command more men and raise more money 
than any and all other agencies combined. 
D. D. Field. 

Government must always be a step ahead of 
the popular movement {Be-wegung). Count 

Government of the people, by the people and 
for the people, shall not perish from the 
earth. Abraham Lincoln. 

Government of the will is better than increase 
of knowledge. Pr. 

Government should direct poor men what to 
do. Emerson. 

Governments exist only for the good of the 25 
people. Macaulay. 

Governments exist to protect the rights of 
minorities. Wendell Phillips. 

Governments have their origin in the moral 
identity of men. Emerson. 

Gowd (gold) gets in at ilka (every) gate except 
heaven. S-c. Pr. 

Gowd is gude only in the hand o' virtue. 
Sc. Pr. 

Goza tu de tu poco, mientras busca mas el 30 
loco— Enjoy your little while the fool is in search 
of more. Sp. Pr. 

Grace abused brings forth the foulest deeds, /' 
As richest soil the most luxuriant weeds, 

Grace has been defined the outward expres- 
sion of the inward harmony of the soul. 

Grace in women has more effect than beauty. 

Grace is a light superior to Nature, which 
should direct and preside over it. Thomas 
a Kempis. 

Grace is a plant, where'er it grows ' Of pure 35 
and heavenly root ; I But fairest in the 
youngest shows, / And yields the sweetest 
fruit. Confer. 

Grace is in garments, in movements, and man- 
ners ; beauty in the nude and in forms. 

Grace is more beautiful than beauty. Emer- 

Grace is the beauty of form under the influ- 
ence of freedom. Schiller. 

Grace is the proper relation of the acting 
person to the action. Winckelmann. 

Grace is to the body what good sense is to the 40 
mind. La Roche. 

Grace pays its respects to true intrinsic worth, 
not to the mere signs and trappings of it, 
which often only show where it ought to be, 
not where it really is. Thomas a Kempis. 

Grace was in all her steps, heav'n in her eye, / 
In every gesture dignity and love. Milton. 

Gracefulness cannot subsist without ease. 

Gradatim — Step by step ; by degrees. 

Gradu diverso, via una — By different steps but 45 
the same way. 

Gradus ad Parnassum — A help to the composi- 
tion of classic poetry. 

Grascia capta ferum victorem cepit. et artes / 
Intulit agresti Latic — Greece, conquered her- 
self, in turn conquered her uncivilised conqueror, 
and imported her arts into rusticated Latium. 

Gram, loquitur ; Dia. vera docet : Rhe. verba 
colorat ; Mu. canit ; Ar. numerat : Geo. pon- 
derat ; As. docet astra — Grammar speaks ; 
dialectics teaches us truth ; rhetoric gives colour- 
ing to our speech ; music sings ; arithmetic 
reckons : geometry measures ; astronomy teache» 
us the stars. 


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Grammar knows how to lord it over kings, and 
with high hand make them obey. Moliere. 

Grammaticus Rhetor Geometres Pictor Alip- 
tes / Augur Schoenobates Medicus Magus— 
omnia novit — Grammarian, rhetorician, geome- 
trician, painter, anointer, augur, tight-rope 
dancer, physician, magician — he knows every- 
thing. Juv. 

Grain of glory mixt with humbleness / Cures 
both a fever and lethargicness. Herbert. 

Grand besoin a de fol qui de soi-meme le fait— 
He has great need of a fool who makes himself 
one. Fr. Pr. 
5 Grand bien ne vient pas en peu d'heures — Great 
wealth is not gotten in a few hours. Fr. 

Grande parure — Full dress. Fr. 

Grandescunt aucta labore — They grow with in- 
crease of toil. M. 

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, 
that you often diminish the one as you in- 
crease the other. Shenstone. 

Grandeur has a heavy tax to pay. Alex. Smith. 
10 Grand parleur, grand menteur — Great talker, 
great liar. Fr. Pr. 

Grand venteur, petit faiseur — Great boaster, 
little doer. Fr. Pr. 

Grant but memory to us, and we can lose 
nothing by death. U'hittier. 

Granted the ship comes into harbour with 
shrouds and tadkle damaged ; the pilot is 
blameworthy ; he has not been all-wise and 
all-powerful ; but to know how blameworthy, 
tell us first whether his voyage has been 
round the globe or only to Ramsgate and the 
Isle of Dogs. Carlyle. 

Gran victoria es la que sin sangre se alcanza — 
Great is the victory that is gained without blood- 
shed. Sj>. Pr. 
15 Grasp all, lose all. Pr. 

Grass grows not on the highway. Pr. 

Grata naturam vincit — Grace overcomes Nature. 

Grata superveniet quae non sperabitur hora— 
The hour of happiness will come the more wel- 
come when it is not expected. Hor. 

Gratias expectativas — Expected benefits. 
20 Gratia gratiam parit — Kindness produces kind- 
ness. Pr. 

Gratia, Musa, tibi. Nam fcu solatia prasbes ; / 
Tu curae requies, tu medicina mail — Thanks 
to thee, my Muse. For thou dost afford me com- 
fort ; thou art a rest from my cares, a cure for my 
woes. Ovid. 

Gratia placendi— The satisfaction of pleasing. 

Gratia pro rebus merito debetur inemtis — 
Thanks are justly due for things we have not 
to pay for. Ovid. 

Gratior et pulchro veniens in corpore virtus — 
Even virtue appears more lovely when enshrined 
in a beautiful form. / irg. 
25 Gratis— For nothing. 

Gratis anhelans, multa agendo nihil agens— 
Out of breath for nothing, making much ado 
about nothing. Pha-d. 
Gratis asseritur — It is asserted but not proved. 
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, 
but which none have a right to expect. 
Gratitude is a keen sense of favours to come. 
30 Gratitude is a species of justice. Johnson, 

Gratitude is memory of the heart. (?) 
Gratitude is never conferred but where there 

have been previous endeavours to excite 

it ; we consider it as a debt, and our spirits 

wear a load till we have discharged the 

obligation. Goldsmith. 
Gratitude is one of the rarest of virtues. 

Theodore Parker. 
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs 

from the soul ; and the heart of man knoweth 

none more fragrant. H. Ballon. 
Gratitude is the least of virtues, ingratitude 3 

the worst of vices. Pr. 
Gratitude is with most people only a strong 

desire for greater benefits to come. La 

Gratitude once refused can never after be 

recovered. Goldsmith. 
Gratitude which consists in good wishes may 

be said to be dead, as faith without good 

works is dead. Cervantes. 
Gratis dictum — Said to no purpose ; irrelevant to 

the question at issue. 
Gratum hominem semper beneficium delectat ; 41 

ingratum semel — A kindness is always delight- 
ful to a grateful man ; to an ungrateful, only at 

the time of its receipt. Sen. 
Grau' Haare sind Kirchhofsblumen — Gray hairs 

are churchyard flowers. Ger. Pr. 
Grau, teurer Freund, ist alle Theorie. / Und 

griin des Lebens goldner Baum— Gray, dear 

friend, is all theory, and green life's golden tree. 

Grave nihil est homini quod fert necessitas — 

No burden is really heavy to a man which neces- 
sity lays on him. 
Grave paupertas malum est, et intolerable, 

quae magnum domat populum — The poverty 

which oppresses a great people is a grievous and 

intolerable evil. 
Grave pondus ilium magna nobilitas premit — 4 

His exalted rank weighs heavy on him as a 

grievous burden. Sen. 
Grave senectus est hominibus pondus — Old age 

is a heavy burden to man. 
Graves, the dashes in the punctuation of our 

lives. -S\ W. Duffield. 
Grave virus / Munditiae pepulere — More elegant 

manners expelled this offensive style. Hor. 
Graviora quaedam sunt remedia periculis — 

Some remedies are worse than the disease. 

Pub. Syr. 
Gravis ira regum semper— The anger of kings £ 

is always heavy. Sen. 
Gravissimum est imperium consuetudinis — 

The empire of custom is most mighty. Pub. 

Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, 

invented to cover the defects of the mind. 

La Roche. 
Gravity is a taught trick to gain credit of the 

world for more sense and knowledge than 

a man is worth. Sterne, 
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom, but it 

preserves it. ( 'on foetus. 
Gravity is the ballast of the soul, which keeps 5 

the mind steady. Fuller-. 
Gravity is the best cloak for sin in all countries. 

Gravity is the inseparable companion of pride. 



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Gravity is twin brother to stupidity. Bovee. 

Gravity, with all its pretensions, was no better, 
but often worse, than what a French wit had 
long- ago denned it, viz., a mysterious car- 
riage of the body to cover the defects of the 
mind. Sterne, 

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of 
a soft moon, silvering over the evening of 
life. Jean Paul. 

Gray is all theory, and green the while is the 
golden tree of fife. Goethe. 
5 Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing. . . . 
His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid 
in two bushels of chaff : you will seek all day 
ere you find them ; and when you have them, 
they are not worth the search. Mer. of 
1 en., i. i. 

Great actions crown themselves with lasting 
bays ; Who well deserves needs not another's 
praise. Heath. 

Great acts grow out of great occasions, and 
great occasions spring from great principles, 
working changes in society and tearing it 
up by the roots. Hazlitt. 

Great ambition is the passion of a great char- 
acter. He who is endowed with it may per- 
form very good or very bad actions ; all de- 
pends upon the principles which direct him. 

Great art dwells in all that is beautiful ; but 
false art omits or changes all that is ugly. 
Great art accepts Nature as she is, but 
directs the eyes and thoughts to what is 
most perfect in her ; false art saves itself 
the trouble of direction by removing or alter- 
ing whatever is objectionable. Raskin. 
10 Great attention to what is said and sweetness 
of speech, a great degree of kindness and 
the appearance of awe, are always tokens 
of a man's attachment. H ihpadesa. 

Great barkers are nae biters. Sc, Pr. 

Great boast, small roast. Pr. 

Great books are written for Christianity much 
oftener than great deeds are done for it. 
H. Mann. 

Great causes are never tried on their merits ; 
but the cause is reduced to particulars to 
suit the size of the partisans, and the con- 
tention is ever hottest on minor matters. 
15 Great countries are those that produce great 
men. Disraeli. 

Great cowardice is hidden by a bluster of 
daring. Lucan. 

Great cry but little wool, as the devil said 
when he shear'd his hogs. Pr. 

Great deeds cannot die ; / They with the sun 
and moon renew their light, For ever bless- 
ing those that look on them. Tennyson. 

Great deeds immortal are — they cannot die, / 
Unscathed by envious blight or withering' 
frost, / They live, and bud, and bloom ; and 
men partake / Still of their freshness, and 
are strong thereby. Aytoun. 
20 Great dejection often follows great enthusiasm. 
Joseph Roux. 

Great edifices, like great mountains, are the 
work of ages. / 'ictor Hugo. 

Great endowments often announce themselves 
in youth in the form of singularity and awk- 
wardness. Goethe. 

Great, ever fruitful ; profitable for reproof, for 
encouragement, for building up in manful 
purposes and works, are the words of those 
that in their day were men. Carlyle. 

Great evils one triumphs over bravely, but 
the little eat away one's heart. Mrs. Car- 

Great fleas have little fleas / Upon their backs 25 
| to bite 'em ; And little fleas have lesser 
fleas, .' And so ad infinitum. Lowell. 

Great folks have five hundred friends because 
they have no occasion for them. Goldsmith. 
| Great fools have great bells. Dut. Pr. 

Great genial power consists in being alto- 
gether receptive. Emerson. 

Great geniuses have always the shortest 
biographies. Emerson. 

Great gifts are for great men. Pr. 30 

Great God, I had rather be A Pagan suckled 
in some creed outworn ; So might I, stand- 
ing on this pleasant lea. Have glimpses 
that would make me less forlorn. Words- 

Great grief makes those sacred upon whom its 
hand is laid. Joy may elevate, ambition 
glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate. 
H. Greeley. 

Great griefs medicine the less. Cymbeline, 

iv. 2. 
Great haste makes great waste. Ben. 

Great honours are great burdens ; but on 35 

whom / They're cast with envy, he doth bear 

two loads. Ben Jonson. 
Great joy is only earned by great exertion. 

Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as if 

it were plate, and not less great the man to 

whom all his plate is no more than earthen- 
ware: Sen. 
Great is not great to the greater. Sir P. 

Great is self-denial ! Life goes all to ravels 

and tatters where that enters not. Carlyle. 
Great is song used to great ends. Tennyson. 40 
Great is the soul, and plain. It is no flatterer, 

it is no follower ; it never appeals from itself. 

Great is the strength of an individual soul 

true to its high trust : mighty is it, even to 

the redemption of a world. Mrs. Child. 
Great is truth, and mighty above all things. 

Great is wisdom ; infinite is the value of wis- 
dom. It cannot be exaggerated ; it is the 

highest achievement of man. Carlyle. 
Great joy, especially after a sudden change 45 

and revolution of circumstances, is apt to be 

silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on 

the tongue. Fielding-. 
Great knowledge, if it be without vanity, is 

the most severe bridle of the tongue. Jeremy 

Great lies are as great as great truths, and 

prevail constantly and day after day. 

Great lords have great hands, but they do 

not reach to heaven. Dan. Pr. 

Great Mammon !— greatest god below the 
sky. Spenser. 


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Great men are always of a nature originally 

melancholy. A rist. 
Great men are among' the best gifts which 

God bestows upon a people. G. S. Hillard. 
Great men are like eagles, and build their 

nest on some lofty solitude. Schopenhauer. 
Great men are more distinguished by range 
and extent than by originality. Emerson. 
5 Great men are never sufficiently known but in 
struggles. Burke. 
Great men are not always wise. Bible. 
Great men are rarely isolated mountain- 
peaks ; they are the summits of ranges. 
T. IV. Higginson. 
Great men are sincere. Emerson. 
Great men are the fire-pillars in this dark 
pilgrimage of mankind ; they stand as 
heavenly signs, ever-living witnesses of 
what has been, prophetic tokens of what 
may still be, the revealed, embodied possi- 
bilities of human nature. Cariyle. 
10 Great Men are the inspired (speaking and 
acting) Texts of that Divine Book of Revela- 
tions, whereof a Chapter is completed from 
epoch to epoch, and by some named History. 
Great men are the modellers, patterns, and 
in a wide sense creators, of whatsoever the 
general mass of men contrived to do and 
attain. Cariyle. 
Great men are the true men, the men in whom 

Nature has succeeded. Aiuiel. 
Great men are they who see that spiritual 
is stronger than any material force, that 
thoughts rule the world. Emerson. 
Great men do not content us. It is their soli- 
tude, not their force, that makes them con- 
spicuous. Emerson. 
15 Great men do not play stage tricks with the 
doctrines of life and death ; only little men 
do that. Ruskin. 
Great men essay enterprises because they 
think them great, and fools because they 
think them easy. Vauvenargues. 
Great men get more by obliging inferiors than 

by disdaining them. South. 
Great men, great nations have ever been per- 
ceivers of the terror of life, and have manned 
themselves to face it. Emerson. 
Great men have their parasites. Sydney Smith. 
20 Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by 
being near us ; ordinary men gain much. 
Great men may jest with saints ; 'tis wit in 
them, / But in the less, foul profanation. 
Mens, for Mem., ii. 2. 
Great men need to be lifted upon the shoulders 
of the whole world, in order to conceive their 
great ideas or perform their great deeds ; that 
is, there must be an atmosphere of greatness 
round about them. A hero cannot be a hero 
unless in a heroic world, H.i-.ftiiorne. 
Great men not only know their business, but 
they usually know that they know it, and 
are not only right in their main opinions, 
but they usually know that they are right in 
them. Ruskin. 
Great men oft die by vile Bezonians. a Hen. 
VI. , iv. i. 
25 Great men often rejoice at crosses of fortune, 
just as brave soldiers do at wars. Sen. 

Great men or men of great gifts you will 
easily find, but symmetrical men never. 

Great men, said Themistocles, are like the 
oaks, under the branches of which men are 
happy in finding a refuge in the time of 
storm and rain ; but when they have to 
pass a sunny day under them, they take 
pleasure in cutting the bark and breaking 
the branches. Goethe. 

Great men should drink with harness on their 
throats. Tim. of Athens, i. 2. 

Great men should think of opportunity, and 
not of time. Time is the excuse of feeble 
and puzzled spirits. Disraeli. 

Great men stand like solitary towers in the 3( 
city of God, and secret passages running 
deep beneath external Nature give their 
thoughts intercourse with higher intelli- 
gences, which strengthens and consoles 
them, and of which the labourers on the sur- 
face do not even dream. Longfellow. 

Great men, though far above us, are felt to be 
our brothers ; and their elevation shows us 
what vast possibilities are wrapped up in 
our common humanity. They beckon us up 
the gleaming heights to whose summits they 
have climbed. Their deeds are the woof of 
this world's history. Moses Han>ey. 

Great men too often have greater faults than 
little men can find room for. Landor. 

Great men will always pay deference to 
greater. Landor. 

Great minds erect their never-failing trophies 
on the firm base of mercy. lUassinger. 

Great minds had rather deserve contempor- 3 
aneous applause without obtaining it, than 
obtain without deserving it. Cotton. 

Great minds, like Heaven, are pleased in 
doing good, / Though the ungrateful sub- 
jects of their favours , Are barren in return. 

Great minds seek to labour for eternity. All 
other men are captivated by immediate ad- 
vantages ; great minds are excited by the 
prospect of distant good. Schiller. 

Great names stand not alone for great deeds ; 
they stand also for great virtues, and, doing 
them worship, we elevate ourselves. //. 

Great part of human suffering has its root in 
the nature of man, and not in that of his 
institutions. Lowell. 

Great passions are incurable diseases; the 4' 
very remedies make them worse. Goethe. 

Great patriots must be men of great excellence ; 
this alone can secure to them lasting admira- 
tion. H. Giles. 

Great people and champions are special gifts 
of God, whom He gives and preserves ; they 
do their work and achieve great actions, not 
with vain imaginations or cold and sleepy 
cogitations, but by motion of God. Luther. 

Great pleasures are much less frequent than 
great pains. Hume. 

Great poets are no sudden prodigies, but slow 
results. Lowell. 

Great poets try to describe what all men see 4 
and to express what all men feel ; if they 
cannot describe it, they let it alone. Ruskin. 

Great profits, great risks. ( 'Ames* Pn 


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Great results cannot be achieved at once ; 
and we must be satisfied to advance in life 
as we walk, step by step. 6". Smiles. 
Great revolutions, whatever may be their 
causes, are not lightly commenced, and 
are not concluded with precipitation. D/s- 
Great souls are always royally submissive, 
reverent to what is over them ; only small, 
mean souls are otherwise. Carlyle. 
Great souls are not cast down by adversity. 
5 Great souls are not those which have less 
passion and more virtue than common souls, 
but only those which have greater designs. 
La Roche. 
Great souls attract sorrows as mountains do 
storms. But the thunder-clouds break upon 
them, and they thus form a shelter for the 
plains around. Jean Paul. 
Great souls care only for what is great. 

A miel. 
Great souls endure in silence. Schiller. 
Great souls forgive not injuries till time has 
put their enemies within their power, that 
they may show forgiveness is their own. 
10 Great spirits and great business do keep out 
this weak passion (love). Bacon. 
Great talents are rare, and they rarely recog- 
nise themselves. Goethe. 
Great talents have some admirers, but few 

friends. Niebuhr. 
Great talkers are like leaky pitchers, every- 
thing runs out of them. Pr, 
Great talkers are little doers. Pr. 
15 Great thieves hang little ones. Ger. 

Great things are done when men and moun- 
tains meet ; \ These are not done by jostling 
in the street. IFm. Blake. 
Great things through greatest hazards are 
achiev'd, / And then they shine. Beaumont. 
Great thoughts and a pure heart are the 
things we should beg for ourselves from 
God. Goethe. 
Great thoughts come from the heart. I'auven- 
20 Great thoughts, great feelings come to them, ' 
Like instincts, unawares. .)/. Milnes. 
Great thoughts reduced to practice become 

great acts. Hazlitt. 
Great towns are but a large sort of prison to 
the soul, like cages to birds or pounds to 
beasts. Charron. 
Great warmth at first is the certain ruin of 
every great achievement. Doth not water, 
although ever so cool, moisten the earth ? 
Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are 
principally remembered for the mischief they 
nave done. Bavee. 
25 Great wealth, great care. Dut. Pr. 

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, / 
And thin partitions do their bounds divide. 
Great wits to madness nearly are allied ; / Both 
serve to make our poverty our pride. Emer- 
Great women belong to history and to self- 
sacrifice. Leigh Hunt. 

Great works are performed, not by strength, 
but by perseverance. Johnson. 

Great writers and orators are commonly econo- 30 
mists in the use of words. Whipple. 

Greater love hath no man than this, that a 
man lay down his life for his friends. Jesus. 

Greater than man, less than woman. Essex, 
of Queen Elizabeth. 

Greatest scandal waits on greatest state. 

Greatly to find quarrel in a straw, / When 
honour's at the stake. Hum., iv. 4. 

Greatness and goodness are not means, but 35 
ends. Coleridge. 

Greatness appeals to the future. Emerson. 

Greatness, as we daily see it, is unsociable. 

Greatness can only be rightly estimated when 
minuteness is justly reverenced. Greatness 
is the aggregation of minuteness ; nor can 
its sublimity be felt truthfully by any mind 
unaccustomed to the affectionate watching 
of what is least. Ruskin. 

Greatness doth not approach him who is for 
ever looking down. H/topadesa. 

Greatness envy not ; for thou mak'st thereby / 40 
Thyself the worse, and so the distance 
greater. Herbert. 

Greatness, in any period and under any cir- 
cumstances, has always been rare. It is 
of elemental birth, and is independent alike 
of its time and its circumstances. // '. 

Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to 
excite love, interest, and admiration ; and 
the outward proof of greatness is that we 
excite love, interest, and admiration. Mat- 
thew A mold. 

Greatness is its own torment. Theodore Parker. 
Greatness is like a laced coat from Monmouth 
Street, which fortune lends us for a day to 
wear, to-morrow puts it on another's back. 
/• i elding. 
Greatness is not a teachable nor gainable 45 
thing, but the expression of the mind of a 
God-made man : teach, or preach, or labour 
as you will, everlasting difference is set 
between one man's capacity and another's ; 
and this God-given supremacy is the price- 
less thing, always just as rare in the world 
at one time as another. . . . And nearly the 
best thing that men can generally do is to 
set themselves, not to the attainment, but 
the discovery of this : learning to know 
gold, when we see it, from iron-glance, and 
diamond from flint-sand, being for most of 
us a more profitable employment than try- 
ing to make diamonds of our own charcoal, 
Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting. 

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in 
the right using of strength. He is greatest 
whose strength carries up the most hearts 
by the attraction of his own. Ward Beecher. 
Greatness may be present in lives whose range 

is very small. Phil. Brooks. 
Greatness of mind is not shown by admitting 
small things, but by making small things 
great under its influence. He who can take 
no interest in what is small will take false 
interest in what is great. Ruskin. 


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Greatness, once and for ever, has done with 
opinion. Emerson. 

Greatness, once fallen out with fortune, / Must 
fall out with men too ; what the declined 
is, / He shall as soon read in the eyes of 
others / As feel in his own fall. Troil. and 
Cress., iii. 3. 

Greatness stands upon a precipice ; and if 
prosperity carry a man never so little be- 
yond his poise, it overbears and dashes him 
to pieces. Cotton. 

Greatness, thou gaudy torment of our souls, / 
The wise man's fetter and the rage of fools. 
5 Greatness, with private men / Esteem'd a 
blessing, is to me a curse ; / And we, whom 
from our high births they conclude / The 
only free men, are the only slaves : / Happy 
the golden mean. Jlassmger. 

Greediness bursts the bag. Pr. 

Greedy folk hae lang airms. Sc. Pr. 

Greedy misers rail at sordid misers. Hel- 

Greek architecture is the flowering of geo- 
metry. Emerson. 
10 Greek art, and all other art, is fine when it 
makes a man's face as like a man's face as it 
can. R uskin. 

Greif nicht leicht in ein Wespennest, Doch 
wenn du greifst, so stehe fest — Attack not 
thoughtlessly a wasp's nest, but if you do, stand 
fast. M. Claudius. 

Greife schnell zum Augenblicke, nur die 
Gegenwart ist dein — Quickly seize the moment : 
only the present is thine. Korner. 

Grex totus in agris / Unius scabie cadit — The 
entire flock in the fields dies of the disease intro- 
duced by one. Juv. 

Grex venalium — A venal pack. Sueton. 
15 Grey hairs are wisdom— if you hold your 
tongue ; / Speak- -and they are but hairs, as 
in the young. Philo. 

Grief best is pleased with griefs society. 

Grief boundeth where it falls, / Not with an 
empty hollowness, but weight. Rich. II., i. 2. 

Grief divided is made lighter. Pr. 

Grief fills the room up of my absent child, / 
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with 
me ; / Puts on his pretty look, repeats his 
words. Remembers me of all his gracious 
parts, / Stuffs out his vacant garments with 
his form : Then have I reason to be fond 
of grief. King Joint, iii. 4. 
20 Grief finds some ease by him that like doth 
bear. Spenser. 

Grief hallows hearts, even while it ages heads. 

Grief has its time. Johnson, 

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than 
happiness ever can, and common sufferings 
are far stronger links than common joys. 

Grief is a species of idleness, and the neces- 
sity of attention to the present, preserves 
us from being lacerated and devoured by 
sorrow for the past. Dr. Johnson. 
25 Grief is a stone that bears one down, but two 
bear it lightly. IV. Hauff. 

Grief is only the memory of widowed affection. 
lames Martineau. 

Grief is proud and makes his owner stout. 
King John, iii. 1. 

Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it 
makes it greater ; but the way to lessen 
it is by a comparison with others' losses. 

Grief is the agony of an instant : the indul- 
gence of grief the blunder of a life. Dis- 

Grief is the culture of the soul ; it is the true 30 
fertiliser. Dime, de Girardin. 

Grief, like a tree, has tears for its fruit. 

Grief makes one hour ten. Rich. II., i. 3. 

Grief or misfortune seems to be indispensable 
to the development of intelligence, energy, 
and virtue. Fearon. 

Grief sharpens the understanding and streng- 
thens the soul, whereas joy seldom troubles 
itself about the former, and makes the latter 
either effeminate or frivolous. F. Schubert. 

Grief should be / Like joy, majestic, equable, 36 
sedate, Conforming, cleansing, raising, 
making free. Aubrey de J 'ere {the younger). 

Grief should be the instructor of the wise ; / 
Sorrow is knowledge : they who know the 
most Must mourn the deepest o'er the 
fatal truth, / The Tree of Knowledge is not 
that of Life. Byron. 

Grief still treads upon the heels of Pleasure. 

Grief, which disposes gentle natures to re- 
tirement, to inaction, and to meditation, 
only makes restless spirits more restless. 

Griefs assured are felt before they come. 

Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled 40 
front. . . . He capers nimbly in a lady's cham- 
ber, / To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. 
Rich. III., i. 1. 

Grind the faces of the poor. Bible. 

Gross and vulgar minds will always pay a 
higher respect to wealth than to talent ; for 
wealth, although it is a far less efficient 
source of power than talent, happens to be 
far more intelligible. Colton. 

Gross Diligenz und klein Conscienz macht 
reich — Great industry and little conscience make 
one rich. Ger. Pr. 

Gross ist, wer Feinde tapfer iiberwand ; / 
Doch grosser ist, wer sie gewonnen — Great 
is he who has bravely vanquished his enemies, 
but greater is he who has gained them. Senme. 

Gross kann man sich im Gliick. erhaben nur 45 
im Ungliick zeigen — One may show himself 
great in good fortune, but exalted only in bad. 
Schiller. (?) 

Gross und leer, wie das Heidelberger Fass- — 
Big and empty, like the Heidelberg tun, Ger. Pr. 

Grosse Leidenschaften sind Krankheiten ohne 
Hoffnung; was sie heilen konnte, macht sie 
erst recht gefahrlich— Great passions are in- 
curable diseases ; what might heal them is pre- 
cisely that which makes them so dangerous. 

Grosse Seelen dulden still — Great souls endure 
in silence. Schiller. 

Grosser Herren Leute lassen sich was bediin- 
ken -Great people's servants think themselves of 
no small 1 1 msequence, ( ■•■<■. Pr. 


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Grudge not another what you canna get your- 

sel'. Sc. Pr. 
Grudge not one against another. St. James. 
Guardalo ben, guardalo tutto / L'uom senza 
danar quanto e brutto — Watch him well, watch 
him closely ; the man without money, how worth- 
less he is ! It. Pr. 
Guardati da aceto di vin dolce — Beware of the 

vinegar of sweet wine. //. Pr. 
Guardati da chi non ha che perdere — Beware of 

him who has nothing to lose. /.'. Pr. 
Guardati dalT occasione, e ti guardera / Dio 
da peccati — Keep yourself from opportunities, 
and God will keep you from sins. It. Pr. 
Guards from outward harms are sent ; / Ills 
from within thy reason must prevent. 
Guard well thy thought ; / Our thoughts are 

heard in heaven. Young. 
Gude advice is ne'er out o' season. Sc. Pr. 
) Gude bairns are eith to lear, i.e., easy to teach. 
Sc. Pr. 
Gude breeding and siller mak' our sons gentle- 
men. Sc. Pr. 
Gude claes (clothes) open a' doors. Sc. Pr. 
Gude folk are scarce, tak' care o' ane. Sc. 

Gude foresight furthers the wark. Sc. Pr. 
5 Gude wares mak' a quick market. Sc. Pr. 
Guds Raadkammer har ingen Nogle — To 
God's council-chamber we have no key. Dan. 
Guenille, si Ton veut ; ma guenille m'est chere 
— Call it a rag, if you please ; my rag is dear to 
me. Moliere. 
Guerra al cuchillo — War to the knife. Sp. 
Guerra cominciata, inferno scatinato — War be- 
gun, hell let loose. //. Pr. 
Guerre a mort — War to the death. Fr. 
Guerre a. outrance — War of extermination ; war 

to the uttermost. Fr. 
Guerre aux chateaux, paix aux chaumieres I 
— War to the castles, peace to the cottages 1 
Guessing is missing (the point). Dut. Pr. 
Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon. Jane Porter. 
5 Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits 
upon it. Cougreve. 
Guilt is the source of sorrow ; 'tis the fiend, / 
Th' avenging fiend that follows us behind / 
With whips and stings. Rowe. 
Guilt, though it may attain temporal splen- 
dour, can never confer real happiness. 
Guiltiness will speak, though tongues were 

out of use. Othello, v. i. 
Guilty consciences make men cowards. Van- 
Gunpowder is the emblem of politic revenge, 
for it biteth first and barketh afterwards ; 
the bullet being at the mark before the 
noise is heard, so that it maketh a noise not 
by way of warning, but of triumph. Fuller. 
Gunpowder makes all men alike tall . . . Here- 
by at last is the Goliath powerless and the 
David resistless ; savage animalism is no- 
thing, inventive spiritualism is all. Carlyle. 
Gustatus est sensus ex omnibus maxime 
voluptarius — The sense of taste is the most 
exquisite of all. Cic. 

Gut Gewissen ist ein sanftes Ruhekissen — A 
good conscience is a soft pillow. Ger. Pr. 

Gut verloren, etwas verloren ; / Ehre verloren, 
viel verloren ; / Mut verloren, alles verloren 
— Wealth lost, something lost ; honour lost, 
much lost ; courage lost, all lost. Goethe. 

Giite bricht einem kein Bein — Kindness breaks 35 
no one's bones. Ger. Pr. 

Guter Rath kommt iiber Nacht — Good counsel 
comes over-night. Ger. Pr. 

Guter Rath lasst sich geben, aber gute Sitte 
nicht — Good advice may be given, but manners 
not. Turkish Pr. 

Gutes aus Gutem, das kann jedweder Ver- 
standige bilden ; / Aber der Genius ruft Gutes 
aus Schlechtem hervor— Good out of good is 
what every man of intellect can fashion, but it 
takes genius to evoke good out of bad. Schiller. 

Gutes und Boses kommt unerwartet dem 
Menschen ; / Auch verkiindet, glauben wir's 
nicht — Good and evil come unexpected to man ; 
even if foretold, we believe it not. Goethe. 

Gutta cavat lapidem, consumitur annulus 40 
usu, / Et teritur pressa vomer aduncus 
humo — The drop hollows the stone, the ring 
is worn by use, and the crooked ploughshare is 
frayed away by the pressure of the earth. Ovid. 

Gutta cavat lapidem non vi, sed saepe cadendo 
— The drop hollows the stone not by force, but 
by continually falling. Pr. 

Gutta fortune prae dolio sapientiae — A drop of 
good fortune rather than a cask of wisdom. Pr. 


Ha! lass dich denTeufelbei einem Haar fassen, 
und du bist sein auf ewig — Ha ! let the devil 
seize thee by a hair, and thou art his for ever. 

Ha ! welche Lust, Soldat zu sein — Ah ! what a 
pleasure it is to be a soldier. Boicldieu. 

Hab' mich nie mit Kleinigkeiten abgegeben— 45 
I have never occupied myself with trifles. 

" Habe gehabt," ist ein armer Mann — " I have 
had," is a poor man. Ger. Pr. 

Habeas corpus — A writ to deliver one from prison, 
and show reason for his detention, with a view 
to judge of its justice, lit. you may have the 
body. L. 

Habeas corpus ad prosequendum — You may 
bring up the body for the purpose of prosecution. 
L. Writ. 

Habeas corpus ad respondendum — You may 
bring up the body to make answer. L. Writ. 

Habeas corpus ad satisfaciendum — You may 50 
bring up the body to satisfy. /.. Writ. 

Habemus confitentem reum — We have the con- 
fession of the accused. L. 

Habemus luxuriam atque avaritiam, publice 
egestatem, privatim opulentiam — We have 
luxury and avarice, but as a people poverty, and 
in private opulence. Cato in Sail. 

Habent insidias hominis blanditiaa mali — Under 
the fair words of a bad man there lurks some 
treachery. Phaedr. 

Habent sua fata libelli — Books have their des- 
tinies. Hor. 


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Habeo senectuti magnam gratiam, quas mihi 
sermonis aviditatem auxit — I owe it to old 
age, that my relish for conversation is so in- 
creased. Cic. 

Habere derelictui rem suam — To neglect one's 
affairs. A id. Gell. 

Habere et dispertire — To have and to distribute. 

Habere facias possessionem — You shall cause to 
take possession. L. Writ. 
5 Habere, non haberi — To hold, not to be held. 

Habet aliquid ex iniquo omne magnum exem- 
plum, quod contra singulos, utilitate publica 
rependitur — Every great example of punishment 
has in it some tincture of injustice, but the wrong 
to individuals is compensated by the promotion 
of the public good. J'ac. 

Habet iracundia hoc mali, non vult regi— 
There is in anger this evil, that it will not be 
controlled. Sen. 

Habet salem — He has wit ; he is a wag. 

Habit and imitation are the source of all work- 
ing and all apprenticeship, of all practice 
and all learning, in this world. Carlyle. 
10 Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best 
nightcap. Kiucaid. 

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. 
St. Augustine. 

Habit is a cable. We weave a thread of it 
every day, and at last we cannot break it. 
Horace Alantt. 

Habit is a second nature, which destroys the 
first. Pascal. 

Habit is necessary to give power. Hazlitt. 
15 Habit is ten times nature. Wellington. 

Habit is the deepest law of human nature. 

Habit is the purgatory in which we suffer for 
our past sins. George Eliot. 

Habit is too arbitrary a master for my liking. 

Habit, with its iron sinews, clasps and leads 
us day by day. Lamartine. 
20 Habits are at first cobwebs, at last cables. 

Habits (of virtue) are formed by acts of reason 
in a persevering struggle through tempta- 
tion. Bernard Gilpin. 

Habits leave their impress upon the mind, even 
after they are given up. Spurgeon. 

Habitual intoxication is the epitome of every 
crime. Douglas Jerrold. 

Hablar sin pensar es tirar sin encarar— Speak- 
ing without thinking is shooting without taking 
aim. S/<. Pr. 
25 Hac mercede placet — I accept the terms. 

Hac sunt in fossa Bedae venerabilis ossa— In 
this grave lie the bcnes of the Venerable Bede. 
Inscription on Bede's tomb. 

Hac urget lupus, hac canis— On one side a wolf 
besets you, on the other a dog. lior. 

Hactenus— Thus far. 

Had Caesar or Cromwell changed countries, 
the one might have been a sergeant and the 
other an exciseman. Goldsmith. 
30 Had God meant me to be different, He would 
have created me different. Goethe. 

Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal / 
I serv'd my king, He would not in mine age / 
Have left me naked to mine enemies, lien. 
I III., iii. 2. 

Had I succeeded well, I had been reckonei 
amongst the wise ; so ready are we to judg 
from the event. Euripides. 

Had not God made this world, and deati 
too, it were an insupportable place. Cat 

Had religion been a mere chimaera, it woul 
long ago have been extinct ; were it sus 
ceptible of a definite formula, that formul; 
would long ago have been discovered 

Had sigh'd to many, though he loved but one 

Had we never loved sae kindly, Had w 
never loved sae blindly, Never met o 
never parted, / We had ne'er been broken 
hearted ! Burns. 

Hae nugae seria ducent /' In mala — These trifle 
will lead to serious mischief, Hor. 

Hae tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponer 
morem, / Parcere subjectis et debellar 
superbos — These shall be thy arts, to lay dow 
the law of peace, to spare the conquered, and t 
subdue the proud. Virg. 

Hae you gear (goods), or hae you nane, / Tin 
(lose) heart, and a's gane. Sc. Pr. 

Hasc a te non multum abludit imago— Thi 
picture bears no small resemblance to yoursell 

Hasc amat obscurum ; volet haec sub luc 
videri, / Judicis argutum quae non formida 
acumen ; Hasc placuit semel ; haec decie 
repetita placebit — One (poem) courts the shade 
another, not afraid of the critic's keen eye 
chooses to be seen in a strong light ; the on 
pleases but once, the other will still please if te 
times repeated. Hor. 

Haec brevis est nostrorum summa malorum- 
Such is the short sum of our evils. Ovid. 

Hasc ego mecum / Compressis agito labris 
ubi quid datur oti, / Illudo chartis — Thes 
things I revolve by myself with compressed lip^ 
When I have any leisure, I amuse myself wit 
my writings. Hor. 

Haec est condicio vivendi, aiebat, eoque 
Responsura tuo nunquam est par fam; 
labori — " Such is the lot of life," he said, " am 
so your merits will never receive their due meei 
of praise." Hor. 

Hasc generi incrementa fides — This fidelity wil 
bring new glory to our race. M. 

Haec olim meminisse juvabit— It will be a jo; 
to us to recall this, some day. / 'wjf. 

Haec omnia transeunt — All these things pas 
away. M. 

Haec perinde sunt, ut illius animus, qui e; 
possidet. / Qui Ufa scit, ei bona, illi qui noi 
lltitur recte. mala — These things are exactf 
according to the disposition of him who possesse 
them. To him who knows how to use them, the; 
are blessings ; to him who does not use ther 
aright, they are evils. Ter. 

Hasc prima lex in amicitia sanciatur, ut nequi 
rogemus res turpes, nee faciamus rogat 
— Be this the first law established in friend 
ship, that we neither ask of others what is dis 
honourable, nor ourselves do it when asked 

Haec scripsi non otii abundantia, sed amori 
erga te — I have written this, not as havinj 
abundance of leisure, I nit out of love for you 


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Haec studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem 
oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis sola- 
tium ac perfugium praebent, delectant domi, 
non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, 
peregrinantur, rusticantur — These studies are 
the food of youth aud the consolation of old age ; 
they adorn prosperity and are the comfort and 
refuge of adversity ; they are pleasant at home 
and are no encumbrance abroad ; they accom- 
pany us at night, in our travels, and in our rural 
retreats. Cic. 

Haec studia oblectant — These studies are our 
delight. M. 

Haec sunt jucundi causa cibusque mali — These 
things are at once the cause and food of this deli- 
cious malady. Ovid. 

Haec vivendi ratio mihi non convenit— This 
mode of living does not suit me. Cic. 
5 Haeredis fletus sub persona risus est — The 
weeping of an heir is laughter under a mask. 

Haereditas nunquam ascendit — The right of in- 
heritance never lineally ascends. L. 

Haeres jure repraesentationis — An heir by right 
of representation. L. 

Haeres legitimus est quem nuptiae demonstrant 
— He is the lawful heir whom marriage points 
out as such. L. 

Haeret lateri lethalis arundo — The fatal shaft 
sticks deep in her side. / r irg. 
10 Halb sind sie kalt, Halb sind sie roh — Half of 
them are without heart, half without culture. 

Half a house is half a hell. Get-. Pr. 

Half a loaf is better than no bread. Pr. 

Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. 

Half a word fixed upon, or near, the spot is 
worth a cartload of recollection. Gray to 
15 Half the ease of life oozes away through the 
leaks of unpunctuality. Anon. 

Half the gossip of society would perish if the 
books that are truly worth reading were 
but read. George Dawson. 

Half the ills we hoard within our hearts are 
ills because we hoard them. Barry Corn- 

Half the logic of misgovemmsnt lies in this 
one sophistical dilemma : if the people are 
turbulent, they are unfit for liberty ; if they 
are quiet, they do not want liberty. Mac- 

Half-wits greet each other. Gael. Pr. 
20Haltst du Natur getreu im Augenmerk, / 
Frommt jeder tuchtige Meister dir : / Doch 
klammerst du dich bios an Menschenwerk, / 
Wird alles, was du schaffst, Manier— If you 
keep Nature faithfully in view, the example of 
every thorough master will be of service to you ; 
but if you merely cling to human work, all that 
you do will be but mannerism. Geibel. 

Hanc personam induisti, agenda est — You have 
assumed this part, and you must act it out. Sen. 

Hanc veniam petimusque damusque vicissim — 
We both expect this privilege, and give it in re- 
turn. Hor. 

Hands that the rod of empire might have 
sway'd. / Or waked to ecstasy the living 
lyre. Gray. 

Handsome is that handsome does. Pr. 

Handsomeness is the more animal excellence, 25 
beauty the more imaginative, //are. 

Hang'andiegrosse Glocke nicht/ Wasjemand 
im Vertrauen spricht — Blaze not abroad to 
others what any one confides to you in secret. 
C/a udins. 

Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll no 
steal when he's auld. Sc. Pr. 

Hang constancy ! you know too much of the 
world to be constant, sure. Fielding. 

Hang sorrow ! care will kill a cat, / And there- 
fore let's be merry. G. II 'ither. 

Hange nicht alles auf einen Nagel — Hang not 30 
all on one nail. Ger. Pr. 

Hanging and wiving goes by destiny. Mer. 
of ' I'en., ii. 9. 

Hannibal ad portas— Hannibal is at the gates. 

Hap and mishap govern the world. Pr. 

Happiest they of human race, / To whom God 
has granted grace To read, to fear, to hope, 
to pray, To lift the latch and force the way ; / 
And better had they ne'er been born, / Who 
read to doubt, or read to scorn. Scott. 

Happily to steer / From grave to gay, from 35 
lively to severe. Pope. 

Happiness consists in activity ; it is a running 
stream, and not a stagnant pool. /. /If. Good. 

Happiness depends not on the things, but on 
the taste. La Roche. 

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is 
not to be picked up in strangers' galleries. 
Douglas Jerrold. 

Happiness is a ball after which we run wher- 
ever it rolls, and we push it with our feet 
when it stops. Goethe. 

Happiness is a chimaera and suffering a reality. 40 

Happiness is "a tranquil acquiescence under 
an agreeable delusion.'' Quoted by Sterne. 

Happiness is but a dream, and sorrow a reality. 

Happiness is deceitful as the calm that pre- 
cedes the hurricane, smooth as the water on 
the verge of *he cataract, and beautiful as 
the rainbow, that smiling daughter of the 
storm. Arliss' Lit. Col. 

Happiness is like the mirage in the desert; 
she tantalises us with a delusion that dis- 
tance creates and that contiguity destroys. 
A rliss' Lit. Col. 

Happiness is like the statue of Isis, whose 45 
veil no mortal ever raised. Landor. 

Happiness is matter of opinion, of fancy, in 
fact, but it must amount to conviction, else 
it is nothing. Cliamfort. 

Happiness is neither within us nor without 
us ; it is the union of ourselves with God. 

Happiness is nothing but the conquest of God 
through love. Amu I. 

Happiness is only evident to us by deliverance 
from evil. Nicole. 

Happiness is the fine and gentle rain which 50 
penetrates the soul, but which afterwards 
gushes forth in springs of tears. 71/. dt 

Happiness is unrepented pleasure. Socrates. 

Happiness lies first of all in health, G. IK 


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Happiness, like Juno, is a goddess in pursuit, 
but a cloud in possession, deified by those 
who cannot enjoy her, and despised by those 
who can. A ■.':>>' .' it. i .'. 

Happiness never lays its fingers on its pulse. 

Happiness springs not from a large fortune, 
but temperate habits and simple wishes. 
Riches increase not by Increase 01 the supply 
of want, but by decrease of the sense of it, 
—the minimum of it being the maximum of 

Happiness, that grand mistress of ceremonies 
in the dance of life, impels us through all its 
ina.-cs and meandei ings, but leads none of 
us by the same route. 
5 Happiness travels incognita to keep a private 
assignation with contentment, and to par- 
take of a tete-a-tete and a dinner of herbs 

in a cottage. :. i .-.. 

Happiness, when unsought, is often found, 
and. when unexpected, often obtained : while 
those who seek her the most diligently fail 
the most, because they seek her where she 
is not. 

Happy are they that hear their detractions, 
and can put them to mending. Mm 
ii. _-,. 

Happy child ! the cradle is still to thee an in- 
finite space ; once grown into a man, and the 
boundless world will be too small to thee. 

Happy contractedness of youth, nay. of man- 
kind in general, that they think neither of 
the high nor the deep, of the true nor the 
false, but only of what is suited to their own 
conceptions, i 
10 Happy he for whom a kind heavenly sun 
brightens the ring of necessity into a ring 
of duty, i 

Happy he that can abandon everything by 
which his conscience is defiled or burdened. 

Happy in that we are not over-happy ; On 
Fortune's cap we are not the very "button. 
. ii. .-. 

Happy is he who soon discovers the chasm 
that lies between his wishes and bis powers. 

Happy is that house and blessed is that con- ' 
negation where Martha still complains of 
Mary P, 

15 Happy he whose last hour strikes in the midst 
of Ins children. I 

Happv is he that is happy in his children. 

Happy is he to whom his business itself be- 
comes a puppet, who at length can play 
with it, and amuse himself with what his 
situation makes his dutv. 

Hapny is the boy whose mother is tired of 
talking nonsense to him before he is old 
enough to know the sense of it 

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the 
speaking man 
CO Happy la the man who can endure the highest 
the lowest fortune. He who has en- 
dured such vicissitudes with equanimity has 
deprived misfortune of its power. 

Happy is the man whose father went to the 

Happy lowly clown ! 
that wears a crown ! 

Uneasy lies the head 

a //<-«. // '. , iii. i. 


Happy men are full of the present, for its 
bounty suffices them : and wise men also, 
for its duties engage them. Our grand 
business undoubtedly is not to see what 
lies dimly at a distance, but to do what 
lies clearly at hand. Cat fyi . 

Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame 
is still an impassable celestial barrier, and 
the sacred air-castles of hope have not 
shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality, 
and man by his nature is yet infinite and 
free. I an 

Happy that I can Be crossed and thwarted 

as a man. Not left in God's contempt apart. 

With ghastly smooth life, dead at heart, / 

Tame in earth's paddock, as her prize. 


Happy the man, and happy he alone. He 
who can call to-day his own : He who, 
secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy 
worst, for I have lived to-day. Drydtn, after 


Happy the man to whom Heaven has given a 

morsel of bread without his being obliged to 

thank any other for it than Heaven itself. 

Happy the people whose annals are blank in 

History's book. 
Happy thou art not ; For what thou hast not 

still thou strlv'st to get. And what thou 

hast, forgett'st. Altos, . iii. i. 

Happy who in his verse can gently steer, / 

From grave to light, from pleasant to severe. 

Hard is the factor's rule : no better is the 

minister's. Gmtl. Pr. 
Hard pounding, gentlemen ; but we shall see 

who can pound the longest. Wtll -■: 

Hard with hard builds no houses; soft binds 

Hard work is still the road to prosperity, and 

there is no other. 
Hardness ever of hardiness is mother. CjM* ; 

. iii. 6. 
Hardship is the native soil of manhood and 

self-reliance. ,.•'.••.• Mm/. 
Harm watch, harm catch. Pr. 
Hart kann die Tugend sein, doch grausam 

mo. unmenschlich nie Virtue may 

though never Crud, never inhuman. Si 
Harvests are Nature's bank dividends, //.«.'/- 

Has any man, or any society of men, a tnitlH 
to speak, a piece of spiritual work to do ; 
they can nowise proceed at once and with 
the mere natural organs, but must first call 
a public meeting, appoint committees, issue 
prospectuses, eat a public dinner ; in a word. 
construct or borrow machinery, wherewith 
to speak it ami do it. Without machinery 
they were hopeless, helpless; a colony of 
Hindoo weavers squatting in the heart of 

Has patitur peenas peccandi sola voluntas. 
Nam scelus Intra se taciturn qui cogitat 
ullum. Facti crimen habet — Such penalties 
does the mere intention to sin suffer ; for he who 

meditates any secret wickedness within himself 

incurs the guilt of the deed. ./»?, 


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Has pcenas garrula lingua dedit— Th: 
ment a prating tongue brought on him. Ovid. 

Has vaticinationes eventus comprobavit— Th-; 
• has verified these pi 

Hassen und Neiden Mussder Biedre leiden. / 
Es erhoht des Mannes Wert. Wenn der 
Hass sich auf ihn kehrt— I be upright must 
suffer hatred and envy. It enhances the worth 
of a man if hatred pursues him. Gottfried von 

Hast du im Thai ein sichres Haus, / Dann 
wolle nie zu hoch hinaus— Hast thou a secure 
house in the valley ''. Then set not thy heart on a 
higher beyond. Fdrster. 

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, 
breaking and wrecking business ; but mmble- 
ness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed 
to the haven. Puller. 

Haste is of the devil. Koran. 

Haste makes waste, and waste makes want, 
and want makes strife between the gudeman 
and the gudewife. Sir, Pr. 

Haste trips up its own heels, fetters and stops 

Haste turns usually on a matter of ten minutes 
too late. Btrvce. 

Hasty resolutions seldom speed well. Pr. 

Hat man die Liebe durchgeliebt Fangt man 
die Freundschaft an — After love friendship (lit. 
when we have lived through love we begin 
friendship). Heme. 

Hate injures no one ; it is contempt that casts 
men down. Goetne. 

Hate makes us vehement partisans, but love 
still more so. Goethe. 

Hatez-vous lentement, et sans perdre courage 
— L-zUurely, and don t lose heart. /• r. 

Hath fortune dealt thee ill cards ? Let wisdom 
make thee a good gamester. Quarles. 

Hath not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew hands, 
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, pas- 
sions ? fed with the same food, hurt with the 
same weapons, subject to the same diseases, 
healed by the same means, warmed and 
cooled by the same winter and summer, as a 
Christian is ? If you prick us, do we not 
bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if 
you poison us, do we not die ? and if you 
wrong us, shall not we revenge ? Me>: of 
Venice, iii. i. 

Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time ; 
hatred ceases by love. Buddha. 

Hatred is a heavy burden. It sinks the heart 
deep in the breast, and lies like a tombstone 
on all joys. Goethe. 

Hatred is active, and envy passive, disgust ; 
there is but one step from envy to hate. 

Hatred is but an inverse love. Carlyle. 

Hatred is keener than friendship, less keen 
than love. I 'auvenargues. 

Hatred is like fire ; it makes even light rubbish 
deadly. f,eorge Eliot. 

" Hatte ich gewusst," ist ein armer Mann—" If 
. . . i-> a poor man. Ger. Pr. 

Haud aequum facit, / Qui quod didicit, id de- 
discit — He does not do right who unlearns what 
he has learnt. Plaut. 

Haud facile emergunt quorum virtutibus ob- 
stat / Res angusta domi — Not easily do those 
attain to distinction whose abilities are cramped 
by domestic poverty. Juv. 

Haud ignara ac non incauta futuri— >.'• 

.'; fatmc Hor. 

Haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco — 
unfamiliar with rr.. ; >", I have 

learned to mooour th': rg. 

Haud passibus acquis — With unequal steps. 

Haut et bon— Oreat and good. .!/. 
, Haut gout — High flavour. Pr. 30 

Have a care o' the main chance. ButUr. 

Have a specialite, a work in which you are at 

Have any deepest scientific individuals yet 
dived down to the foundations of the uni- 
verse and gauged everything there ? Did 
the Maker take them into His counsel, that 
they read His ground-plan of the incompre- 
hensible All. and can say, This stands 
marked therein, and no more than this ? 
Alas '. not in any wise. 

Have I a religion, have I a country, have I a 
love, that I am ready to die for? are the 
first trial questions to itself of a true soul. 
I Hush in. 

Have I in conquest stretched mine arm so far ' 35 
To be afeard to tell gray-beards the truth ? 
Jul. la's., ii. 2. 

Have I not earn'd my cake in baking of it? 

Have more than thou showest ; Speak les3 
than thou knowest : Lend less than thou 
owest ; Learn more than thou trowe-.t 
Set less than thou throwest. King Lea- , i. 4. 

Have not all nations conceived their God as 
omnipresent and eternal, as existing in a 
I universal Here, an everlasting Now? <ar- 

Have not thy cloak to make when it begins 
I to rain. /v. 

Have the French for friends, but not for neigh- 40 
bours. Pr. 

Have you found your life distasteful ? My 
life did, and does, smack sweet. Was your 
youth of pleasure wasteful ? Mine I saved 
and hold complete. Do your joys with age 
diminish ? When mine fail me, I'll com- 
plain. Must in death your daylight finish? / 
My sun sets to rise again. Bro^vning. 

Have you known how to compose your man- 
ners, you have achieved a great deal more 
than he who has composed books. Have 
you known how to attain repose, you have 
, achieved more than he who has taken cities 
and subdued empires. Montaigne. 

Have you not heard it said full oft, / A 
woman's nay doth stand for nought ? Shake- 

Have you prayed to-night, Desdemona? 
Othello, v. 2. 

Having food and raiment, let us be therewith 45 
content. /. Paul. 

Having is having, come whence it may. Ger. Pr. 

Having is in no case the fruit of lusting, but 
I of living. Ed. 

Having sown the seed of secrecy, it should be 
properly guarded and not in the least broken : 
I for being broken, it will not prosper. Hi to- 

Having waste ground enough. Shall we 
; desire to raze the sanctuary And pitch our 
( evils there? Meai.for Meas., ii. 2. 


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Hay buena cuenta, y no paresca blanca — The 

account is all right, but the money-bags are 

empty. Sp. Pr. 
He alone has energy that cannot be deprived 

of it. Lavater. 
He alone is happy, and he is truly so, who can 

say, "Welcome life, whatever it brings! 

welcome death, whatever it is ! " Boling- 

He alone is worthy of respect who knows 

what is of use to himself and others, and 

who labours to control his self-will. Goethe. 
5 He also that is slothful in his work is brother 

to him that is a great waster. Bible. 
He always wins who sides with God. Faber. 
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack 

hand ; but the hand of the diligent maketh 

rich. Bible. 
He behoves to have meat enou' that sal stop 

ilka man's mou'. Sc. Pr. 
He best restrains anger who remembers God's 

eye is upon him. Plato. 
10 He buys very dear who begs. Port. Pr. 

He by whom the geese were formed white, 

parrots stained green, and peacocks painted 

of various hues — even He will provide for 

their support. Hitopadesa. 
He can ill run that canna gang (walk). Sc. 

He cannot lay eggs, but he can cackle. Dut. 

He cannot see the wood for the trees. Ger. Pr. 
15 He cast off his friends, as a huntsman his 

pack, / For he knew, when he pleased, he 

could whistle them back. Goldsmith. 
He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth 

children from play and old men from the 

chimney-corner. Sir P. Sidney. 
He conquers grief who can take a firm resolu- 
tion. Goethe. 
He could distinguish and divide / A hair 'twixt 

south and south-west side. Butler. 
He cries out before he is hurt. It. Pr. 
20 He dances well to whom fortune pipes. Pr. 
He doesna aye flee when he claps his wings. 

Sc. Pr. 
He does not deserve wine who drinks it as 

water. Bodenstedt. 
He does nothing who endeavours to do more 

than is allowed to humanity. Johnson. 
He doeth much that doeth a thing well. 

Thomas a Kempis. 
25 He doeth well that serveth the common 

good rather than his own will. Thomas a 

He doth bestride the narrow world / Like a 

Colossus ; and we petty men / Walk under 

his huge legs, and peep about / To find our- 
selves dishonourable graves. Jul. Cas., i. ■.?. 
He doubts nothing who knows nothing. Port. 

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity 

finer than the staple of his argument. Love's 

L. Lost, v. i. 
He draws nothing well who thirsts not to 

draw everything. Ruskin. 
30 He either fears his fate too much, Or his 

deserts are small, / Who dares not put it to 

the touch / To win or lose it all. Marquis of 


He frieth in his own grease. P>: 

He gave his honours to the world again, / 
His blessed part to heaven, and slept in 
peace. Hen. VIII., iv. 2. 

He giveth His beloved sleep. Bible. 

He goeth back that continueth not. St. Augus- 

He goeth better that creepeth in his way 3! 
than he that runneth out of his way. St. 
A ugustine. 

He had a face like a benediction. Cervantes. 

He had been eight years upon a project for ex- 
tracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which 
were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, 
and let out to warm the air in raw inclement 
seasons. Swift. 

He had never kindly heart, / Nor ever cared 
to better his own kind, / Who first wrote 
satire with no pity in it. 'Tennyson. 

He has a bee in his bonnet, i.e., is hare-brained. 
Sc. Pr. 

He has a head, and so has a pin. Port. 4( 

He has a killing tongue and a quiet sword, 
by the means whereof a breaks words and 
keeps whole weapons. Hen. !■'., iii. 2. 

He has faut (need) o' a wife wha marries 
mam's pet. Sc. Pr. 

He has hard work who has nothing to do. 

He has no '•eligion who has no humanity. 
Arab. Pr. 

He has not learned the lesson of life who 4.( 
does not every day surmount a fear. Enter- 

He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. 
Ben. Franklin. 

He has seen a wolf. Pr. of one who suddenly 
curbs his tongue. 

He has verily touched our hearts as with a 
live coal from the altar who in any way 
brings home to our heart the noble doings, 
feelings, darings, and endurances of a brother 
man. Carlylc. 

He has wit at will that, when angry, can sit him 
still. Sc. Pr. 

He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his 5C 
tongue is the clapper ; for what his heart 
thinks his tongue speaks. Much Ado, iii. _>. 

He hath a tear for pity, and a hand / Open 
as day for melting charity. 2 Hen. II'., 
iv. 4. 

He hath ill repented whose sins are repeated. 
St. A ugustine. 

He hath never fed of the dainties that are bred 
in a book. Love's L. Lost, iv. 2. 

He honours God that imitates Him. Sir T. 

He in whom there is much to be developed will 55 
be later than others in acquiring true per- 
ceptions of himself and the world. Goethe. 

He is a fool who empties his purse, or store, to 
fill another's. Sp. Pr. 

He is a fool who thinks by force or skill / 
To turn the current of a woman's will. 5". 

He is a great and a good man from whom the 
needy, or those who come for protection, go 
not away with disappointed hopes and dis- 
contented countenances. Hitopadesa. 


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He is a great man who inhabits a higher sphere 
of thought, into which other men rise with 
labour and difficulty : he has but to open his 
eyes to see things in a true light and in large 
relations, while they must make painful cor- 
rections, and keep a vigilant eye on many 
sources of error. Emerson. 

He is a happy man that hath a true friend at 
his need, but he is more truly happy that 
hath no need of his friend. Arthur Warwick. 

He is a hard man who is only just, and he a 
sad man who is only wise. Voltaire. 

He is a little chimney, and heated hot in a 
moment ! Longfellaiv. 

He is a little man ; let him go and work with 
the women ! Longfelloiu. 

He is a madman (Rasender) who does not em- 
brace and hold fast the good fortune which 
a god (ein Gott) has given into his hand. 

He is a man who doth not suffer his members 
and faculties to cause him uneasiness. Hito- 

He is a minister who doth not behave with 
insolence and pride. Hitopadesa. 

He is a poor smith who cannot bear smoke. 
) He is a strong man who can hold down his 
opinion. Emerson. 

He is a true sage who learns from all the 
world. Eastern Pr. 

He is a very valiant trencherman ; he hath an 
excellent stomach. Muck Ado, i. i. 

He is a wise child that knows his own father. 

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the 
things which he has not, but rejoices for 
those which he has. Epietetus. 
5 He is a wise man who knoweth that his words 
should be suited to the occasion, his love to 
the worthiness of the object, and his anger 
according to his strength. Hitopadesa. 

He is a wise man who knows what is wise. 

He is a worthy person who is much respected 
by good men. Hitopadesa. 

He is all there when the bell rings. Pr. 

He is an eloquent man who can speak of low 
things acutely, and of great things with 
dignity, and of moderate things with temper. 
D He is an unfortunate and on the way to ruin 
who will not do what he can, but is ambitious 
to do what he cannot. Goethe. 

He is below himself who is not above an injury. 

He is best served who has no need to put the 
hands of others at the end of his arms. Rous- 

He is but a bastard to the time / That doth 
not smack of observation. King John, i. i. 

He is but the counterfeit of a man who hath 
not the life of a man. Shakespeare. 
5 He is gentil that doth gentil dedes. Chaucer. 

He is great who is what he is from nature, and 
who never reminds us of others. Emerson. 

He is happiest., be he king or peasant, who 
finds peace in his own home. Goethe. 

He is happy who is forsaken by his passions. 

He is happy whose circumstances suit his 

temper : but he is more excellent who can 

suit his temper to any circumstances. Hare. 
He is just as truly running counter to God's 30 

will by being intentionally wretched as by 

intentionally doing wrong. //*. R. Greg. 
He is kind who guardeth another from misfor- 
tune, liitopadesa. 
He is lifeless that is faultless. Pr. 
He is my friend that grinds at my milL Pr. 
He is my friend that helps me, and not he that 

pities me. Pr. 
He is nearest to God who has the fewest wants. 35 

Dan. Pr. 
He is neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red 

herring. Pr. 
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty 

for an uncertainty. Johnson. 
He is noble who feels and acts nobly. Heine. 
He is not a bad driver who knows how to turn. 

Dan. Pr. 
He is not a true man of science who does not 40 

bring soiuj sympathy to his studies, and 

expect to learn something by behaviour as 

well as application. Thoreau. 
He is not only idle who does nothing, but 

he is idle who might be better employed. 

He is not the best carpenter who makes the 

most chips. Pr. 
He is not yet born who can please everybody. 

Dan. Pr. 
He is oft the wisest man / Who is not wise 

at all. Wordsworth. 
He is richest that has fewest wants. Pr. 45 

He is the best dressed gentleman whose dress 

no one observes. Trollope. 
He is the best gentleman that is the son of 

his own deserts, and not the degenerated 

heir of another's virtue. Victor Hugo. 
He is the free man whom the truth makes free, / 

And all are slaves besides. Cowper. 
He is the greatest artist who has embodied 

in the sum of his works the greatest number 

of the greatest ideas. Ruskin. 
He is the greatest conqueror who has con- 50 

quered himself. Pr. 
He is the greatest whose strength carries up 

the most hearts by the attraction of his own. 

Ward Beeclier. 
He is the half part of a blessed man, / Left to 

be finished by such as she ; / And she a fair 

divided excellence, , Whose fulness of per- 
fection lies in him. King John, ii. 2. 
He is the rich man in whom the people are 

rich, and he is the poor man in whom the 

people are poor ; and how to give access 
I to the masterpieces of art and nature is the 

problem of civilisation. Emerson. 
He is the rich man who can avail himself of 

all men s faculties. Emerson. 
I He is the world's master who despises it, its 55 
I slave who prizes it. It. Pr. 
He is truly great who is great in charity. 

Thomas a Kempis. 
He is ungrateful who denies a benefit : he is 

ungrateful who hides it ; he is ungrateful. 

who does not return it ; he, most of all, who 

has forgotten it. Sen. 


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He is well paid that is well satisfied. Mer. of 
Ven., iv. i. 

He is wise that is wise to himself. Euri/>ides. 

He is wise who can instruct ns and assist 
us in the business of daily virtuous living; ; 
he who trains us to see old truth under 
academic formularies may be wise or not, as 
it chances, but we love to see wisdom in 
unpretending forms, to recognise her royal 
features under a week-day vesture. Carlyle. 

He is wit's pedlar, and retails his wares / At 
wakes and wassails, meetings, maikets, 
fairs ; / And we that sell by gross, the Lord 
doth know, / Have not the grace to grace 
it with such show. Love's L. Lost, v. 2. 
5 He is wrong who thinks that authority based 
on force is more weighty and more lasting 
than that which rests on kindness. 'Per. 

He jests at scars that never felt a wound. 
Rom. and Jul., ii. 2. 

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; 
then it was well with him : was not this to 
know me ? saith the Lord. Bible. 

He kens muckle wha kens when to speak, but 
far mair wha kens when to haud (hold) his 
tongue. Sc. Pr. 

He knew what's what, and that's as high / As 
metaphysic wit can fly. Butler. 
10 He knocks boldly at the door who brings good 
news. Pr. 

He knows best what good is that has endured 
evil. Pr. 

He knows little who will tell his wife all he 
knows. Fuller. 

He knows much who knows how to hold his 
tongue. P>: 

He knows not how to speak who cannot be 
silent, still less how to act with vigour and 
decision. Lavater. 
15 He knows not what love is that has no chil- 
dren. Pr. 

He knows the water the best who has waded 
through it. Pr. 

He knows very little of mankind who expects, 
by facts or reasoning, to convince a deter- 
mined party-man. Lavater. 

He left a name at which the world grew pale, / 
To point a moral or adorn a tale. Johnson. 

He lies there who never feared the face of man. 
The Earl of Morton at John Knox 's grave. 
20 He life's war knows / Whom all his passions 
follow as he goes. George Herbert. 

He little merits bliss who others can annoy. 

He lives twice who can at once employ ' The 
present well and e'en the past enjoy. Pope. 

He lives who lives to God alone, / And all are 
dead beside ; / For other source than God is 
none / Whence life can be supplied. Cowper. 

He looks the whole world in the face, / For he 
owes not any man. Longfellow. 
25 He loses his thanks who promises and delays. 

He loves but lightly who his love can tell. 

He makes no friend who never made a foe. 

He (your Father) maketh His sun to rise on 
the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain 
on the just and on the unjust. Jesus. 

He maun lout (stoop) that has a laigh (low) 

door. Sc. Pr. 
He may rate himself a happy man who lives : 

remote from the gods of this world. Goethe. 
He, mon ami, tire-moi du danger ; tu feras 

apres ta harangue — Hey ! my friend, help me 

out of my danger first ; you can make your 

speech afterwards. La Fontaine. 
He most lives / Who thinks most, feels the 

noblest, acts the best. P. J. Bailey. 
He must be a good shot who always hits the 

mark. Dut. Pr. 
He must be a thorough fool who can learn 

nothing from his own folly. Ha re. 
He must cry loud who would frighten the devil. 

Dan. Pr. 
He must needs go that the devil drives. Pr. 
He must stand high who would see his destiny 

to the end. Dan. Pr. 
He must mingle with the world that desires to 

be useful. Johnson. 
He needs a long spoon who eats out of the 

same dish with the devil. Pr. 
He needs no foil, but shines by his own proper 

light. Drydcn. 
He ne'er made a gude darg (day's work) wha 

gaed (went) grumbling about it. Sc. Pr. 
He never is crowned ,' With immortality, who 

fears to follow / Where airy voices lead. 

He never knew pain who never felt the pangs 

of love. Platen. 
He never lees (lies) but when the holland's 

(holly's) green, i.e., always. Sc. Pr. 
He never yet stood sure that stands secure. 

He on whom Heaven bestows a sceptre knows 

not the weight of it till he bears it. Cor- 

He only employs his passion who can make 

no use of his reason. Cic. 
He only is advancing in life whose heart is 

getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose 

brain quicker, and whose spirit is entering 

into living peace. Buskin. 
He only is an acute observer who can observe 

minutely without being observed. Lavater. 
He only is exempt from failures who makes 

no efforts. Whately. 
He only is great of heart who floods the world 

with a great affection. He only is great of 

mind who stirs the world with great thoughts. 

He only is great of will who does something 

to shape the world to a great career ; and 

he is greatest who does the most of all 

these things, and does them best. A'. D. 

He only is rich who owns the day. Emerson. 
He only who forgets to hoard has learned to 

live. Keble. 
He ought to remember benefits on whom they 

are conferred ; he who confers them ought 

not to mention them. Cic. 
He paidles a guid deal in the water, but he 

tak's care no to wet his feet. Se. Pr. 
He prayeth best who loveth best / All things, 

both great and small ; / For the dear Lord 

who loveth us, / He made and loveth all. 

Coleridge . 
He preaches well who lives well. S/>. Pr. 


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He presents me with what is always an accept- 
able gift who brings me news of a great 
thought before unknown. Bovee. 

He rais'd a mortal to the skies, / She drew 
an angel down. Dryden. 

He raises not himself up whom God casts 
down. Goethe. 

He reads much : / He is a great observer, and 
he looks / Quite through the deeds of men : 
he loves no plays, / As thou dost, Anthony ; 
he hears no music : / Seldom he smiles ; and 
smiles in such a sort / As if he mock'd him- 
self, and scorn'd his spirit / That could be 
moved to smile at anything. / Such men as 
he be never at heart s ease j Whiles they 
behold a greater than themselves ; / And 
therefore are they very dangerous. Jul. 
Cos., i. 2. 

He rideth easily enough whom the grace of 
God carrieth. Thomas a Kempis. 

He runs far who never turns. It. Pr. 

He scarce is knight, yea, but half-man, nor 
meet To fight for gentle damsel, he who 
lets / His heart be stirr'd with any foolish 
heat / At any gentle damsel's waywardness. 

He serves his party best who serves his country 
best. A". B. Haves. 

He shall be a god to me who can rightly divide 
and define. Quoted by Emerson. 
.0 He shone with the greater splendour because 
he was not seen. Tae. 

He sins as much who holds the sack as he 
who puts into it. Fr. Pr. 

He sleeps as dogs do when wives bake, i.e., 
is wide awake, though pretending not to see. 
Sc. Pr. 

He spends best that spares to spend again. 

He submits himself to be seen through a 
microscope who suffers himself to be caught 
in a fit of passion. Lavater. 
15 He swallows the egg and gives away the shell 
in alms. Get: Pr. 

He that answereth a matter before he heareth 
it, it is folly and shame unto him. Bible. 

He that aspires to be the head of a party will 
find it more difficult to please his friends than 
to perplex his foes. He must often act from 
false reasons, which are weak, because he 
dares not avow the true reasons, which are 
strong. Colton. 

He that at twenty is not, at thirty knows not, 
and at forty has not, will never either be, 
or know, or have. //. Pr. 

He that believeth shall not make haste. 
20 He that blows the coals in quarrels he has 
nothing to do with, has no right to complain 
if the sparks fly in his face. Ben. Franklin. 

He that boasts of his ancestors confesses that 
he has no virtue of his own. Charron. 

He that builds by the wayside has many 
masters. Pr. 

He that buyeth magistracy must sell justice. 

He that buys what he does not want, must 
often sell what he does want. Pr. 
25 He that, by often arguing against his own 
sense, imposes falsehoods on others, is not far 
from believing them himself. Locke. 

He that by the plough would thrive, / Himself 

must either hold or drive. Pr. 
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth 

his substance, he shall gather it for him that 

will pity the poor. Bible. 
He tnat can be patient has his foe at his feet. 

Dut. Pr. 

He that can be won with a feather will be lost 
with a straw. Pr. 

He that can conceal his joys is greater than he 30 
who can hide his griefs. Lavater. 

He that can define, he that can answer a 
question so as to admit of no further answer, 
is the best man. Emerson. 

He that can discriminate is the father of his 
father. The I'edas. 

He that can endure / To follow with allegiance 
a fall'n lord, , Does conquer him that did his 
master conquer, / And earns a place i' the 
story. Ant. and Cleop., iii. n. 

He that can heroically endure adversity will 
bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; 
for the mind that cannot be dejected by the 
former is not likely to be transported by the 
latter. Fielding. 

He that can write a true book to persuade 35 
England, is not he the bishop and arch- 
bishop, the primate of England and of all 
England ? Carlyle. 

He that cannot be the servant of many will 
never be master, true guide, and deliverer of 
many. Carlyle. 

He that cannot keep his mind to himself can- 
not practise any considerable thing what- 
ever. Carlyle. 

He that cannot pay in purse must pay in per- 
son. Pr. 

He that ceases to be a friend never was a 
good one. Pr. 

He that claims, either in himself or for another, 40 
the honours of perfection will surely injure 
the reputation which he designs to assist. 

He that climbs the tall tree has won a right 
to the fruit : / He that leaps the wide gulf 
should prevail >n his suit. Scott. 

He that comes unca'd (uninvited) sits unsair'd 
(unserved). Sc. Pr. 

He that cometh to seek after knowledge with 
a mind to scorn and censure, shall be sure to 
find matter for his humour, but none for his 
instruction. Bacon. 

He that complies against his will, / Is of the 
same opinion still. Butler. 

He that conquers himself conquers an enemy. 45 
Gael. Pr. 

He that cuts himself wilfully deserves no salver— — 

He that defers his charity until he is dead is, 
if a man weighs it rightly, rather liberal 
of another man's goods than his own. 

He that descends not to word it with a shrew 
does worse than beat her. V Estrange. 

He that deserves nothing should be content 
with anything. Pr. 

He that dies, pays all debts. Tempest, iii. 2. 50 

He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend 
burns the golden thread that ties their hearts 
together. Jeremy Taylor. 



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He that does not knot his thread will lose his 

first stitch. Gael. 
He that does not know those thing's which are 

of use and necessity for him to know, is but 

an ignorant man, whatever he may know 

besides. Tillotson. 
He that does what he can, does what he ought. 

He that does you a very ill turn will never for- 
give you. Pr. 
5 He that doeth evil hateth the light. Jesus. 
He that doeth truth cometh to the light. St. 

He that doth not plough at home won't plough 

abroad. Gael. Pr. 
He that doth the ravens feed, / Yea, provi- 
dently caters for the sparrow, / Be comfort 
to my age. As You Like It, ii. 3. 
He that eats longest lives longest. Pr. 
10 He that endureth is not overcome. Pr. 

He that, ever following her (Duty's) com- 
mands, / On with toil of heart and knees and 
hands, / Thro' the long gorge to the far light 
has won / His path upward, and prevail'd, / 
Shall find the toppling crags of Duty scaled, / 
Are close upon the shining tablelands 1 To 
which our God Himself is moon and sun. 
He that falls into sin, is a man ; that grieves at 
it, is a saint ; that boasteth of it, is a devil ; 
yet some glory in that shame, counting the 
stains of sin the best complexion of their 
souls. Fuller. 
He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 

St. John. 
He that fights and runs away / May live to 
fight another day. Goldsmith. 
15 He that filches from me my good name ' Robs 
me of that which not enriches him, / And 
makes me poor indeed. Othello, iii. 3. 
He that finds something before it is lost will 

die before he falls ill. Dut Pr. 
He that flees not will be fled from. Gael. Pr. 
He that gallops his horse on Blackstone edge / 

May chance to catch a fall. Old song. 
He that gets gear (wealth) before he gets wit, 
is but a short time master o' it. Sc. Pr. 
20 He that gets patience, and the blessing which / 
Preachers conclude with, hath not lost his 
pains. George Herbert. 
He that gives to the poor lends to the Lord. 

He that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing. 

He that goes softly goes safely. Pr. 
He that grasps at too much holds nothing 
fast. Pr. 
25 He that has a head of wax should not walk in 
the sun. Pr. 
lie that has a head will not want a hat. It. Pr. 
He that has a wife has a master. Sc. Pr. 
He that has ae sheep in a flock will like a' the 

lave (rest) better for 't. Sc. Pr. 
He that has an ill wife likes to eat butter (but 
her, i.e. without her). ^SV. Pr. 
30 He that has been taught only by himself has 
had a fool for a master. Ben Jonson. 
He^that has just enough can soundly sleep : / 
The o'ercome only fashes fowk to keep. 
Allan Ramsay. 

He that has light within his own clear breast 

may sit in the centre and enjoy bright day. 

He that has lost his faith, what staff has he 

left ? Bacon. 
He that has muckle would aye hae mair. 

Sc. Pr. 
He that has no head needs no hat. S/>. Pr. 
He that has no sense at thirty will never have 

any. Pr, 
He that has no shame has no conscience. Pr. 
He that has siller in his purse canna want 

(do without) a head on his shoulders. Sc. 

He that has to choose has trouble. Dut. Pr. 
He that hateth gifts shall live. Bible. 
He that hath a beard is more than a youth, 

and he that hath no beard is less than a man. 

Much Ado, ii. 1. 
He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh 

others afraid of his wit, so he hath need to 

be afraid of others memory. Bacon. 
He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he 

that hath a calling hath an office of profit 

and honour. Hen Franklin. 
He that hath a wife and children hath given 

hostages to fortune ; for they are impedi- 
ments to gre^t enterprises, either of virtue 

or mischief. Bacon. 
He that hath but gained the title of a jester, 

let him assure himself the fool is not far off. 

He that hath care of keeping days of pay- 
ment is lord of another man's purse. Lord 

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

He that hath gained an entire conquest over' 

himself will find no mighty difficulties to 

subdue all other opposition. Thomas il 

He that hath knowledge spareth his words. 

He that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. 

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like 

a city that is broken down and without 

walls. Bible. 
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth to 

the Lord. Bible. 
He that hath sense hath strength, ffito- 

He that hears much and speaks not at all, / 

Shall be welcome both in bower and hall. 

He that high growth on cedars did bestow, ' 

Gave also lowly mushrooms leave to grow. 

R. South/well. 
He that hinders not a mischief is guilty of it. 

He that humbles himself shall be exalted. Pr, 
He that imposes an oath makes it. Not he 

that for convenience takes it. Butler. 
He that increaseth knowledge increaseth 

sorrow. Bible. 
He that invented the Maiden, first hanselled it, 

i.e., first put it to the proof. (The Maiden was 

a hind of guillotine.) Sc Pr. 
He that is a friend to himself is a friend to all 

men. Sen. 


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He that is born of a hen must scrape for a 
living. Pr. 

He that is courteous at all, will be courteous 
to all. Gael. Pr. 

He that is discontented and troubled is tossed 
with divers suspicions ; he is neither quiet 
himself, nor suffereth others to be quiet. 
Thomas a Keiupis. 

He that is doing nothing is seldom without 
helpers. Pr. 

He that is down needs fear no fall ; / He that 
is low no pride. Bun-yon. 

He that is down, the world cries " Down with 
him ! " Pr. 

He that is embarked with the devil must sail 
with him. Dut. Pr. 

He that is faithful in that which is least is 
faithful also in much ; and he that is unjust 
in the least, is unjust also in the much. 

He that is full of himself is very empty, Pr. 
He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody. 

He that is not against us is on our part. 

He that is not handsome at twenty, strong at 
thirty, rich at forty, nor wise at fifty, will 
never be handsome, strong, wise, or rich. 

He that is not open to conviction is not quali- 
fied for discussion. Whately. 

He that is not with me is against me. Jesus. 
5 He that is of a merry heart hath a continual 
feast. Bible. 

He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his 
own glass, his own trumpet, his own chroni- 
cle ; and whatever praises itself but in the 
deed devours the deed in the praise. TroiL 
and Cress., ii. 3. 

He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, / 
Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at 
all. Othello, iii. 3. 

He that is ready to slip is as a lamp despised 
in the thought of him that is at ease. Bible. 

He that is slow to anger is better than the 
mighty ; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he 
that taketh a city. Bible, 
!0 He that is slow to wrath is of great under- 
standing. Bible. 

He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he 
himself is judged of no man. St. Paul. 

He that is surety for another, is never sure 
himself. Pr. 

He that is the inferior of nothing can be the 
superior of nothing, the equal of nothing. 

He that is tied with one slender string, such 
as one resolute struggle would break, is 
prisoner only to his own sloth ; and who 
would pity his thraldom ? Decay of Piety. 
15 He that is to-day a king, to-morrow shall die. 

He that is violent in the pursuit of pleasure 
won't mind to turn villain for the purchase. 
M. Aurelius. 

He that is well-ordered and disposed within 
himself careth not for the strange and per- 
verse behaviour of men. Thomas d Kempis. 

He that keeks (pries) through a keyhole may 
see what will vex him. Sc. Pr. 

He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 

He that kills a man when he is drunk must be 30 

hanged for it when he is sober. Pr. 
He that knoweth not that which he ought to 

know, is a brute beast among men ; he that 

knoweth no more than he hath need of, is 

a man among brute beasts; and he that 

knoweth all that may be known, is a god 

amongst men. Pythagoras. 
He that knows a little of the world will admire 

it enough to fall down and worship it ; he 

that knows it most will most despise it. 

He that knows, and knows not that he knows, 

is asleep Arouse him. A rabian Pr. 
He that knows, and knows that he knows, Is 

wise. Follow him. A rabian Pr. 
He that knows is strong. Gael. Pr. 35 

He that knows not, and knows not that he 

knows not, is stupid. Shun him. Arabian 

He that knows not, and knows that he knows 

not, is good. Teach him. A rabian Pr. 
He that lacks time to mourn lacks time to 

mend. Sir H. Taylor. 
He that lies down with dogs will rise up with 

fleas. Pr. 
He that lives in perpetual suspicion lives the 40 

life of a sentinel, of a sentinel never relieved. 

He that lives longest sees most. Gael. Pr. 
He that lives must grow old ; and he that 

would rather grow old than die, has God 

to thank for the infirmities of old age. 

He that lives upon hopes will die fasting. 

Ben. Franklin. 
He that lives with cripples learns to limp, 

He that lives with wolves will learn to howl. 45 

He that loses his conscience has nothing left 

that is worth keeping. Izaak Walton. 
He that loves Christianity better than truth 

will soon love his own sect or party better 

than Christianity. Coleridge. 
He that loves God aright must not desire that 

God should love him in return, i.e., lovetoGod, 

as to man, should be entirely unselfish. Spinoza, 
He that loveth a book will never want a faith- 
ful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheer- 
ful companion, an effectual comforter. Isaac 

He that loveth danger shall perish therein. 50 

He that loveth father and mother more than 

me is not worthy of me. Jesus. 
He that loveth not his brother, whom he hath 

seen, how can he love God. whom he hath 

not seen ? St. John. 
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. 

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied 

with silver ; nor he that loveth abundance 

with increase. Bible. 
He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be 55 

innocent. Bible. 
He that marries before he is wise will die 

before he thrive. Sc. Pr. 


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He that marries for money sells his liberty. 

He that meddleth with strife belonging not to 

him is like one that taketh a dog by the 

ears. Bible. 
He that needs five thousand pound to live, / 

Is full as poor as he that needs but five. 

George Herbert. 
He that never thinks can never be wise. 

6 He that observeth the wind shall not sow ; 

and he that regardeth the clouds shall not 

reap. Bible. 
He that on pilgrimages goeth ever, ' Becometh 

holy late or never. Pr. 
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his 

riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall 

surely come to want. Bible. 
He that pities another minds himsel'. Sc. Pr. 
He that prieth in at her windows shall also 

hearken at her doors. Ecclus. 
10 He that promises too much means nothing. Pr. 
He that purposes to be happy by the affection 

or acquaintance of the best, the greatest 

man alive, will always find his mind unsettled 

and perplexed. Thomas a Kempis. 
He that questioneth much will learn much. 

He that revels in a well-chosen library has 

innumerable dishes, and all of admirable 

flavour. IV. Godwin. 
He that ruleth among men must be just, ruling 

in the fear of God. Bible. 
15 He that runs in the dark may well stumble. 

He that runs may read. Pr. 

He that seeks others to beguile ; / Is oft o'er- 

taken in his own wile. Pr. 
He that seeks to have many friends never has 

any. It. Pr. 
He that serves the altar should live by the 

altar. Pr. 
20 He that shuts his eyes agcinst a small light 

would not be brought to see that which he 

had no mind to see, let it be placed in never 

so clear a light and never so near him. 

A tterbury. 
He that sows in the highway loses his corn. 


He that sows iniquity shall reap sorrow. Pr. 

He that spares the bad injures the good. Pr. 

He that spares the rod spoils the child. Pr. 

25 He that speaks the thing he should not ' Must 

often hear the thing he would not. Pr. 
He that speaks the truth will find himself in 

sufficiently dramatic situations. Prof. Wilson. 
He that spends his gear (property) before he 

gets it will hae little gude o't. .SV. Pr. 
He that stands upon a slippery place Makes 

nice of no vain hold to stay him up. King 

John, iii. 4. 
He that steals a preen (pin) will steal a better 

thing. Sc. Pr. 
30 He that steals for others will be hanged for 

himself, Pr. 
He that strikes with the sword shall perish 

by the sword Pr, 
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own 

wounds green. Bacon. 

He that takes away reason to make way 

for revelation puts out the light of both. 

He that talks deceitfully for truth must hurt 

it more by his example than he promotes 

it by his arguments. A tterbury. 
He that talks much errs much. Pr. 
He that talks much lies much. Pr. 
He that tholes (bears up) oercomes. Sc. Pr. 
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of 

bread. Bible. 
He that turns not from every sin, turns not 

aright from any one sin. Brooks. 
He that undervalues himself will undervalue 

others, and he that undervalues others will 

oppress them. Johnson. 
He that voluntarily continues ignorant is guilty 

of all the crimes which ignorance produces. 

He that waits long at the ferry will get over 

some time. Gael. Pr. 
He that walketh uprightly walks surely. 

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise ; 

but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. 

He that wants good sense is unhappy in having ■ 

learning, for he has thereby only more ways 

of exposing himself; and he that has sense 

knows that learning is not knowledge, but 

rather the art of using it. Steele. 
He that wants money, means ; and content is 

without three good friends. As You Like It, 

iii. 2. 
He that will be angry for anything will be 

angry for nothing. Sallust. 
He that will believe only what he can fully 

comprehend must have a very long head 

or a very short creed. Cotton. 
He that will carry nothing about him but gold 

will be every day at a loss for readier change. 

He that will have his son have a respect for I 

him must have a great reverence for his son. 

He that will lose his friend for a jest, deserves 

to die a beggar by the bargain. Puller. 
He that will love life and see good days, let 

him refrain his tongue from evil, and his 

lips that they speak no guile. St. Peter. 
He that will not reason is a bigot : he that 

cannot, is a fool ; and he that dare not, is 

a slave. Sir W, Drummond. 
He that will not when he may, / When he will 

he shall have nay. Pr. 
He that will not work shall not eat. Pr. 
He that will to Cupar, maun to Cupar, i.e., he 

that will to jail, must to jail. Sc. Pr. 
He that will watch Providence will never want 

a Providence to watch. Flavel. 
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow. 

He that winna be counselled canna be helped. 

Sc Pr. 
He that winna save a penny will ne'er hae I 

ony. Sc. Pr. 
He that won't plough at home won't plough 

abroad. Gael. Pr. 
He that would be rich in a year will be hanged 

in half a year. Pr. 


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He that would be singular in his apparel had 
need of something superlative to balance 
that affectation. Feltham. 
He that would have eggs must endure the 

cackling of the hens. Pr. 
He that would have his virtue published is 
not the servant of virtue, but of glory. 
He that would live in peace and rest / Must 

hear s and see, and say the best. Pr. 
He that would reap well must sow well. 

He that would reckon up all the accidents pre- 
ferments depend upon, may as well under- 
take to count the sands or sum up infinity. 
He that would relish success to purpose should 
keep his passion cool and his expectation low. 
He that would reproach an author for obscurity 
should look into his own mind to see whether 
it is quite clear there. In the dusk the plainest 
writing is illegible. Goethe. 
He that wrestles with us strengthens our 

nerves and sharpens our skill. Burke. 
He that wrongs his friend / Wrongs himself 
more, and ever bears about / A silent court of 
justice in his breast, / Himself the judge and 
jury, and himself / The prisoner at the bar, 
ever condemnedc Tennyson. 
He the cross who longest bears / Finds his 

sorrow's bounds are set. " inkworth. 
He thinks no evil who means no evil. Gael. 

He thinks too much ; such men are dangerous. 

Jul. Cccs. , i. 2. 
He thought as a sage though he felt as a man. 

J, Beattie. 
He thought he thought, and yet he did not 
think, / But only echoed still the common 
talk, / As might an empty room. Waiter 
C. Smith. 
He thought the World to him was known, / 
Whereas he only knew the Town ; / In men 
this blunder still you find, / All think their 
little set— Mankind. Hannah More. 
He travels safe and not unpleasantly who is 
guarded by poverty and guided by love. Sir 
P. Sidney. 
He trudged along, unknowing what he sought, / 
And whistled as he went, for want of thought. 
He wants wit that wants resolved will. 7'wo 

Gent. ofVer., ii. 6. 
)He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. 
He was a man, take him for all in all, / I 
shall not look upon his like again. Hani., 
i. 2. 
He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one : / 
Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuad- 
ing ; / Lofty and sour to them that loved 
him not ; / But to those men that sought 
him, sweet as summer. Hen. VI 11., iv. 2. 
He was exhaled ; his great Creator drew / 
His spirit, as the sun the morning dew. 
He was my friend, faithful and just to me. 
Jul. Cos., iii. 2. 
5 He was not of an age, but for all Time, / Sweet 
Swan of Avon. Ben Jonson. 

He was perfumed like a milliner, / And 'twixt 
his finger and his thumb he held / A pouncet- 
box, which ever and anon / He gave his 
nose, and took t away again. 1 Hen. IV., 
i- 3- 

He was scant o' news that told that his father 
was hanged. Sc. Pr. 

He was the Word that spake it ; / He took 
the bread and brake it ; / And what that 
Word did make it, / I do believe and take 
it. Dr. Donne. 

He wears his faith but as the fashion of his 
hat. Much Ado, i. 1. 

He wha eats but (only) ae dish seldom needs 30 
the doctor. Sc. Pr. 

He who asks a favour for another has the 
confidence which a sense of justice inspires ; 
while he who solicits for himself experiences 
all the embarrassment and shame of one 
appealing for mercy. La Bruyere. 

He who avoids the temptation avoids the sin. 

He who begins with trusting every one will 
end with estimating every one a knave. 

He who breaks confidence has for ever for- 
feited it. Schopenhauer. 

He who can at all times sacrifice pleasure to 35 
duty approaches sublimity. Lavater. 

He who can conceal his joys is greater than 
he who can conceal his griefs. Lavater. 

He who can enjoy the intimacy of the great, 
and on no occasion disgust them by fami- 
liarity or disgrace them by servility, proves 
that he is as perfect a gentleman by nature 
as his companions are by rank. Colton. 

He who cannot bear foes deserves no friend. 

He who cannot profit you as a friend may at 
any time injure you as an enemy. Gellert. 

He who carries his heart on his tongue runs 40 
the risk of expectorating it. Soar. 

He who ceases to grow greater grows smaller. 
A iniel. 

He who ceases to pray ceases to prosper. Pr. 

He who coldly lives to himself and his own 
will may gratify many a wish, but he who 
strives to guide others well must be able to 
dispense with much. Goethe. 

He who combines every defect will be more 
likely to find favour in the world than the 
man who is possessed of every virtue. Fr. 

He who comes up to his own ideal of greatness 45 
must always have had a very low standard 
of it in his mind, tlazlitt. 

He who commits injustice is ever made more 
wretched than he who suffers it. Plato. 

He who conforms to the rule which the genius 
of the human understanding whispers secretly 
in the ear of every new-born being, viz., to 
test action by thought and thought by action, 
cannot err ; and if he errs, he will soon find 
himself again in the right way. Goethe. 

He who considers too much will accomplish 

little. Schiller. 
He who deals with honey will sometimes be 

licking his fingers. /V. 
He who despises mankind will never get the 50 
best out of either others or himself. Tocgue- 


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He who did well in war just earns the right ' 
To begin doing well in peace. Browning. 

He who does a good deed is instantly ennobled ; 
he who does a mean deed, is by the action 
itself contracted. Emerson. 

He who does evil that good may come, pays 
a toll to the devil to let him into heaven. 

He who does me good teaches me to be good. 
5 He who does not advance falls backward. 
A miel. 

He who does not expect a million of readers 
should not write a line. Goethe. 

He who does not help us at the needful moment 
never helps ; he who does not counsel at the 
needful moment never counsels. Goethe. 

He who does not imagine in stronger and 
better lineaments, and in stronger and better 
light than his perishing mortal eye can see, 
does not imagine at all. I I'm. Blake. 

He who does not know foreign languages 
knows nothing of his own. Goethe. 
10 He who does not lose his wits over certain 
matters has none to lose. Lessing. 

He who does not think too highly of himself 
is more than he thinks. Goethe. 

He who does nothing for others does nothing 
for himself. Goethe. 

He who doth not speak an unkind word to his 
fellow-creatures is master of the whole world 
to the extremities of the ocean. Hitopadesa. 

He who dwells in temporary semblances and 
does not penetrate into the eternal substance, 
will not answer the sphinx-riddle of to-day 
or of any day. Carlyle. 
15 He who enquires into a matter has often 
found more at a glance than he wished to 
find. Lessing. 

He who entereth uncalled for, unquestioned 
speaketh much, and regardeth himself with 
satisfaction, to his prince appeareth one of 
a weak judgment. Hitopadesa. 

He who esteems trifles for themselves is a 
trifler ; he who esteems them for the con- 
clusions he draws from them or the advan- 
tage to which they can be put, is a philo- 
sopher. Bulwer. 

He who exercises wisdom exercises the know- 
ledge which is about God. Epictetits. 

He who fears not death fears not threats. 
20 He who fears nothing is not less powerful than 
he whom all fear. Schiller. 

He who feeds the ravens / Will give His chil- 
dren bread. Cowper. 

He who feels he is right is stronger than king's 
hosts ; he who doubts he is not right has no 
strength whatever. Carlyle. 

He who finds a God in the physical world will 
also find one in the moral, which is History. 
Jean Paul. 

He who formeth a connection with an honest 
man from his love of truth, will not suffer 
thereby. Hitopadesa. 
25 He who gives up the smallest part of a secret 
has the rest no longer in his power, lean 

He who goes alone may start to-day ; but he 
who travels with another must wait till that 
other is ready. Thoreau, 

He who has a bonnie wife needs mair than twa 
een. Sc. Pr. 

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend 
to spare, / And he who has one enemy will 
meet him everywhere. Alt Ben Abu Saleb. 

" He who has been born has been a first man," 
has had lying before his young eyes, and as 
yet unhardened into scientific shapes, a world 
as plastic, infinite, divine, as lay before the 
eyes of Adam himself. Carlyle. 

He who has been once very foolish will never 
be very wise. Montaigne. 

He who has done enough for the welfare (den 
Besten) of his own time has lived for all times. 

He who has imagination without learning has 
wings without feet. Joubert. 

He who has less than he desires should know 
that he has more than he deserves. Lichten- 

He who has lost confidence can lose nothing 
more. Bois.'e. 

He who has love in his heart has spurs in his 
heels. Pr. 

He who has made no mistakes in war has 
never made war. Tureiute. 

He who has most of heart knows most of 
sorrow. P. J. Bailey. 

He who has no ear for poetry is a barbarian, 
be he who he may. Goethe. 

He who has no opinion of his own, but depends 
upon the opinion and taste of others, is a 
slave. Klopstock. 

He who has no passions has no principle, nor 
motive to act. Helvetius. 

He who has no vision of Eternity will never 
get a true hold of Time. Carlyle. 

He who has no wish to be happier is the 
happiest of men. /(". R. Alger. 

He who has not been a servant cannot be- 
come a praiseworthy master : it is meet that 
we should plume ourselves rat'ner on acting 
the part of a servant properly than that of 
the master, first towards the laws, and next 
towards our elders. Plato. 

He who has not known poverty, sorrow, con- 
tradiction, and the rest, and learned from 
them the priceless lessons they have to teach, 
has missed a good opportunity of schooling. 

He who has not the weakness of friendship ( 
has not the strength, joubert. 

He who has nothing to boast of but his an- 
cestry is like a potato : the only good be- 
longing to him is underground. Sir T. 

He who has published an injurious book sins 
in his very grave, corrupts others while he 
is rotting himself. South. 

He who has reason and good sense at his 
command needs few of the arts of the orator. 

He who imitates what is evil always exceeds ; 
he who imitates what is good always falls 
short. Guicciardini. 

He who in any way shows us better than wei 
knew before that a lily of the fields is beauti- 
ful, does he not show it us as an effluence of 
the fountain of all beauty as the hand- 
writing, made visible there, of the great 
Maker of the universe ? Carlyle, 


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He who indulges his senses in any excesses 
renders himself obnoxious to his own reason ; 
and, to gratify the brute in him, displeases 
the man, and sets his two natures at vari- 
ance. .Scott. 

He who, in opposition to his own happiness, 
delighteth in the accumulation of riches, 
carrieth burdens for others and is the vehicle 
of trouble. Hitopadesa. 

He who intends to be a great man ought to 
love neither himself nor his own things, but 
only what is just, whether it happens to be 
done by himself or by another. Plato. 

He who is a fool and knows it is not very far 
from being a wise man. /. B. {Selkirk). 
5 He who is conscious of guilt cannot bear the 
innocence of others : he tries to reduce other 
characters to his own level. C". Fox. 

He who is deficient in the art of selection may, 
by showing nothing but the truth, produce 
all the effect of the grossest falsehood. It 
perpetually happens that one writer tells less 
truth than another, merely because he tells 
more truth. Macau/ay. 

He who is destitute of principles is governed, 
theoretically and practically, by whims. 

He who is firm in his will moulds the world to 
himself. Goethe. 

He who is good has no kind of envy. Plato. 
10 He who is in disgrace with the sovereign is 
disrespected by all. Hitopadesa. 

He who is lord of himself, and exists upon his 
own resources, is a noble but a rare being. 
Sir E. Brydges. 

He who is most slow in making a promise is 
the most faithful in the performance of it. 


He who is moved to tears by every word of a 
priest is generally a weakling and a rascal 
when the feeling evaporates. Fr. v. Sallet. 

He who is not possessed of such a book as 
will dispel many doubts, point out hidden 
treasures, and is, as it were, a mirror of all 
things, is even an ignorant man. Hitopadesa. 
15 He who is of no use to himself is of no use to 
any one. D an. Pr. 

He who is one with himself is everything. 

He who is only half instructed speaks much, 
and is always wrong ; he who knows it 
wholly, is content with acting, and speaks 
seldom or late. Goethe. 

He who is only just is stern ; he who is only 
wise lives in gloom. / 'oltaire. 

He who is servant to (die/it) the public is a 
poor animal ( Thier) ; he torments himself, 
and nobody thanks him for it. Goethe. 
20 He who is suave with all {lieblich thun mil 
alien will) gets on with none : he pleases no 
one who tries to please thousands. Boden- 

He who is the master of all opinions never can 
be the bigot of any. IV. R. Alger. 

He who is too much afraid of being duped 
has lost the power of being magnanimous. 
A mi el. 

He who is weighty is willing to be weighed. 

He who is willing to work finds it hard to 
wait. Pr. 

He who knows himself well will very soon 25 
learn to know all other men : it is all re- 
| flection {Zuriickstrahlung). Lichtenberg. 

He who knows how to sunder jest and ear- 
I nest is a wise man, and who by cheerful play- 
i fulness reinvigorates himself for strenuous 
diligence. Riickert. 

He who knows not the world, knows not his 
i own place in it. Marcus Aurelius. 

He who knows right principles is not equal to 
him who loves them. Confucius. 

He who laughs at crooked men should need 
walk very straight. Pr. 

He who laughs can commit no deadly sin. 30 
Goethe's Mother. 

He who lays out for God lays up for himself. 

He who learns and makes no use of his learn- 
ing is a beast of burden with a load of books. 

He who learns the rules of wisdom without 
conforming to them in his life, is like a man 
who labours in his fields but does not sow. 

He who likes borrowing dislikes paying. Pr. 

He who lives, and strives, and suffers for others 35 
dear to him, is to be envied ; he who lives 
only for himself is poor. H. Lingg. 

He who lives to no purpose lives to a bad pur- 
pose. Nevius. 

He who lives wisely to himself and his own 
heart looks at the busy world through the 
loopholes of retreat, and does not want to 
mingle in the fray. Hazhtt. 

He who loses wealth loses much, who loses a 
friend loses more, who loses his spirits loses 
all. Sp. Pr. 

He who loves goodness harbours angels, re- 
veres reverence, and lives with God. Emer- 

He who loves not books before he comes to 40 
thirty years of age will hardly love them 
enough afterwards to understand them. 

He who loves with purity considers not the 
gift of the lover, but the love of the giver. 
Thomas a Kempis. 

He who makes claims (Anspriiche), shows 
by doing so that he has none to make. 

He who makes constant complaint gets little 
compassion. Pr. 

He who makes religion his first object makes 
it his whole object. Ruskin. 

He who means to teach others may indeed 45 
often suppress the best of what he knows, 
but he must not himself be half-instructed. 

He who mistrusts humanity is quite as often 
deceived as he who trusts men. Jean Paul. 

He who mocks the infant's faith / Shall be 
mock'd in age and death. IViu. Blake. 

He who never in his life was foolish was never 
a wise man. Heine. 

He who obeys is almost always better than 
he who commands. Renan. 

He who offers God a second place offers Him 50 
no place. Ruskin. 

He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor. 


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He who overcomes his egoism rids himself of 
the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the 
way to all true greatness and all true happi- 
ness. Cotvos. 

He who partakes in another's joys is more 
humane than he who partakes in his griefs. 

He who parts with his property before his 
death may prepare himself for bitter experi- 
ences. Fr. Pr. 

He who pleased everybody died before he was 
born. Pr. 
5 He who praises everybody praises nobody. 

He who promises runs in debt. Talmud. 

He who reaches the goal receives the crown, 
and often he who deserves it goes without it. 

He who receives a sacrament does not per- 
form a good work ; he receives a benefit. 

He who reforms himself has done more to- 
wards reforming the public than a crowd of 
noisy impotent patriots. Lavater. 
10 He who says, " I sought, yet I found not," 
be sure he lies : he who says, " I sought not 
and found," be sure he deceives ; he who 
says, " 1 sought and found," him believe — he 
speaks true. Riickert. 

He who says what he likes must hear what 
he does not like. Dan. Pr. 

He who scrubs every pig he sees will not long 
be clean himself. Pr. 

He who seeks only for applause from without 
has all his happiness in another's keeping. 

He who seeks the truth should be of no country. 
15 He who seeth not the filthiness of evil wanteth 
a great foil to perceive the beauty of virtue. 
Sir P. Sidney. 

He who sends mouths will send meat. Pr. 

He who serves God serves a good Master. Pr. 

He who serves the public serves a fickle master. 
Dut. Pr. 

He who serves under reason anticipates 
necessity. Herder. 
20 He who speaks sows ; he who keeps silence 
reaps. //. Pr. 

He who spends himself for all that is noble, 
and gains by nothing but what is just, will 
hardly be notably wealthy or distressfully 
poor. Plato. 

He who stays in the valley will never cross 
the mountain. Pr. 

He who steals an egg would steal an ox. 

He who strikes terror into others is himself in 

continual fear. Claudian. 
25 He who tastes every man's broth often burns 

his mouth. Dan. Pr. 
He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a 

task he undertakes, for he must be forced to 

invent twenty more to maintain that one. 

He who tells the failings of others to you will 

be ready to tell your failings to others. 

Turk. Pr. 
He who the sword of Heaven will bear Should 

be as holy as severe. Meas.for Meat., iii. 2. 

He who thinks for himself, and imitates rarely, 
is a free man. Klopstock. 

He who thinks his place below him will cer- 30 
tainly be below his place. Saville. 

He who thinks to save anything by his re- 
ligion besides his soul will be loser in the 
end. Up. Barlow. 

He who thinks too much will accomplish little. 

He who traces nothing of God in his own soul 
will never find God in the world of matter — 
mere circlings of force there of iron regula- 
tion, of universal death and merciless indiffer- 
ency. CarlyU. 

He who travels to be amused, or to get some- 
what which he does not carry, travels away 
from himself, and grows old even in youth 
among old things. Emerson. 

He who trusts a secret to his servant makes 35 
his own man his master. Dryden. 

He who waits for dead men's shoes may go 
barefoot. Pr. 

He who wants any help or prop, in addition 
to the internal evidences of its truth for his 
belief, never was and never will be a Chris- 
tian. B. R. Haydon. 

He who wants everything must know many 
things, do many things to procure even a 
few ; different from him whose indispensable 
knowledge is this only, that a finger will 
pull the belli CarlyU. 

He who will be great must collect himself; 
only in restriction does the master show 
himself. Goethe. 

He who will deaden one half of his nature to 40 
invigorate the other half will become at best 
a distorted prodigy. Sir J. Stephen. 

He who will do faithfully needs to believe 
firmly. CarlyU. 

He who will eat the nut must crack it. L'Hsian 

He who will not be ruled by the rudder must 
be ruled by the rock. Cornish Pr. 

He who will sell his fame will also sell the 
public interest. Solon. 

He who will work aright must not trouble 15 
himself about what is ill done, but only do 
well himself. Goethe. 

He who wills all, wills in effect nothing, and 
brings it to nothing. Hegel. 

He who wishes to secure the good of others 
has already secured his own. Confucius. 

He who works with symbols merely is a 
pedant, a hypocrite, and a bungler, Goethe, 

He who would be everywhere will be nowhere. 
Dan. P>: 

He who would bring home the wealth of the 50 
Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies 
with him. Sp. Fr. 

He who would climb the ladder must begin 
at the bottom. (.•'<;•. Pr. 

He who would gather honey must brave the 
sting of the bees. Dut. Pr. 

He who would gather roses must not fear 
thorns. Put. J'r. 

He who would not be frustrate of his hope 
to write well hereafter in laudable things 
ought himself to be a true poem. Milton. 

He who would pry behind the scenes oft sees 55 
a counterfeit. Dtyden. 


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He who would rule must hear and be deaf, 

must see and be blind. Ger. Pr. 
He who would write heroic poems must make 

his whole life a heroic poem. Milton, quoted 

by Carlyle. 
He whom God has gifted with a love of retire- 
ment possesses, as it were, an extra sense. 

Bulwer Lytton. 
He whom God steers sails safely. Pr. 
5 He whom the inevitable cannot overcome is 

unconquerable. Epictetus. 
He whom toil has braced or manly play, / As 

light as air each limb, each thought as clear 

as day. Thomson. 
He whose actions sink him even beneath the 

vulgar has no right to those distinctions 

which should be the reward only of merit. 

He whose days are passed away without giv- 
ing or enjoying, puffing like the bellows of a 

blacksmith, liveth but by breathing. Hito- 

He whose goodness is part of himself is what 

is called a real man. Mencius. 
10 He whose sympathy goes lowest is the man 

from whom kings have the most to fear. 

He whose understanding can discern what is, 

and judge what should or should not be 

applied to prevent misfortune, never sinketh 

under difficulties. Hitopadesa. 
He whose word and deed you cannot predict, 

who answers you without any supplication 

in his eye, who draws his determination 

from within, and draws it instantly, — that 

man rules. Emerson. 
He whose work is on the highway will have 

many advisers. Sp. Pr. 
He will never have true friends who is afraid 

of making enemies. Hazlitt. 
15 He will never set the Thames on fire. Pr. 
He would fain fly, but wants wings. Pr. 
He works hard who has nothing to do. Pr. 
He wrought all kind of service with a noble 

ease / That graced the lowliest act in doing 

it. Tennyson. 
He's a blockhead who wants a proof of what he 

can't perceive, / And he's a tool who tries to 

make such a blockhead believe. Wm. Blake. 
20 He's a man who dares to be / Firm for truth 

when others flee. Pr. 
He's a silly body that's never missed. Sc. Pr. 
He's a wise man wha can take care o' himsel'. 

Sc. Pr. 
He's armed without that's innocent within. 

He's idle that may be better employed. Sc. 

25 He's looking for the blade o' corn in the stack 
o' chaff. /. M. Barric. 

He's most truly valiant That can wisely suffer 
the worst that man Can breathe ; and make 
his wrongs his outsides : To wear them like 
his raiment, carelessly, / And ne'er prefer his 
injuries to his heart, / To bring it into danger. 
Timon of Athens, iii. 5. 

He's only great who can himself command. 

He's well worth (deserving of) sorrow that buys 
it with his ain siller. Sc. Pr. 

He's wise that's wise in time. Sc. Pr. 
Headstrong liberty is lashed with woe. Coin. 30 

0/ Errors, ii. 1. 
Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each 

other. Spectator. 
Health consists with temperance alone. Pope. 
Health is better than wealth. Pr. 
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the 
sign is cheerfulness — an open and noble 
temper. Emerson. 
Health is the first of all liberties, and happi- 35 
ness gives us the energy which is the basis 
of health. Amiel. 
Health lies in labour, and there is no royal 
road to it but through toil. Wendell Phillips. 
Health, longevity, beauty are other names 
for personal purity, and temperance is the 
regimen for all. A. B. Alcott. 
Healthy action is always a balance of forces ; 
and all extremes are dangerous ; the excess 
of a good thing being often more dangerous 
in its social consequences than the excess of 
what is radically bad. Prof. Blackie, to J 'oung 
Hear God, and God will hear you. Pr. 
Hear it not, Duncan ; for it is a knell / That 40 
summons thee to heaven or to hell. Macb., 
ii. 1. 
Hear much and speak little : for the tongue 
is the instrument of the greatest good and 
the greatest evil that is done in this world. 
Hear one side, and you will be in the dark ; 
hear both, and all will be clear. H aliburton. 
Hear ye not the hum / Of mighty workings ? 

Hearsay is half lies. Pr. 

Hearts are flowers ; they remain open to the 45 
softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent 
downpour of rain. Jean Paul. 
Hearts are stronger than swords. Wendell 

Hearts grow warmer the farther you go / 
Up to the North with its hills and snow. 
Walter C. Smith. 
Hearts may agree though heads differ. Sc. 

Hearts philanthropic at times have the trick / 
Of the old hearts of stone. " alter C. Smith. 
Heart's-ease is a flower which blooms from 50 

the grave of desire. //". A'. Alger. 
Heat and darkness, and what these two may 

breed. Carlyle. 
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty 

from the eternal. Panto. 
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot / That 

it doth singe yourself. Hen. I'll I., i. 1. 
Heaven and God are best discerned through 
tears ; scarcely, perhaps, are discerned at 
all without them. James Martiueait. 
Heaven and yourself / Had part in this fair 55 
maid (Juliet) ; now heaven hath all. Rom. 
and Jul, iv. 5. 
Heaven bestows / At home all riches that wise 

Nature needs. Cowley. 
Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, / 
Not light them for themselves ; for if our 
virtues / Did not go forth of us, 'twere all 
alike / As if we had them not. Meets, for 
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Heaven finds means to kill your joys with 
love. Rom. and Jul., v. 3. 

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of 
fate, / All but the page prescribed— their 
present state. Pope. 

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, / 
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. Con- 

Heaven hath many tongues to talk of it, more 

eyes to behold it, but few hearts that rightly 

affect it. Bp. Hall. 

5 Heaven is above all yet ; there sits a Judge / 

That no king can corrupt. Hen. VIII., iii. 1. 

Heaven is as near by sea as by land. Pr. 

Heaven is in thy faith ; happiness in thy 
heart. A rndt. 

Heaven is never deaf but when man's heart is 
dumb. Quarks. 

Heaven is not always angry when He strikes. / 
But most chastises those whom most He 
likes. Pom/ret. 
10 Heaven lies about us in our infancy. Words- 

Heaven never helps the man that will not act. 

Heaven often regulates effects by their causes, 
and pays the wicked what they have de- 
served. Corneille. 

Heaven trims our lamps while we sleep. A. 
B. Alcott. 

Heaven, which really in one sense is merciful 
to sinners, is in no sense merciful to fools, 
but even lays pitfalls for them and inevitable 
snares. Raskin. 
15 Heaven's above all; and there be souls that 
must be saved, and there be souls that must 
not be saved. Othello, ii. 3. 

Heavens ! can you then thus waste, in shame- 
ful wise, ' Your few important days of trial 
here ? / Heirs of eternity ! yborn to rise 
Through endless states of being, still more 
near / To bliss approaching, and perfection 
clear. Thomson. 

Heaven's eternal wisdom hath decreed that 
man of man should ever stand in need. 

Heaven's fire confounds when fann'd with 
folly's breath. Quarles. 

Heaven's gates are not so highly arched as 
princes' palaces ; they that enter there must 
go upon their knees. Paniel Webster. 
20 Heavens ! if privileged from trial, / How cheap 
a thing were virtue ! Thomson. 

Heaven's Sovereign saves all beings but Him- 
self that hideous sight — a naked human 
heart. Young. 

Heav'n finds an ear when sinners find a 

tongue. Quarles. 

Heav'n is for thee too high ; be lowly wise. 

Heav'n is not always got by running. Quarles. 
25 Heav'n is not day'd. Repentance is not dated. 

Hebt mich das Gliick, so bin ich froh, / Und 
sing in dulci jubilo ; / Senkt sich das Rad 
una quetscht mich nieder, So denk' ich : 
nun, es hebt sich wieder — Winn fortune lifts 
1110 up, then am I glad and sing in ■•wtct exulta- 
tion J when she sink-, down and lays me pros- 
trate, then 1 begin to think, Now it will rise 
again. Goethe. 

Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troja fuisset? / 
Publica virtuti per mala facta via est — Who 
would have known of Hector if Troy had been 
fortunate ? A highway is open to virtue through 
the midst of misfortunes. Ovid. 

Hectors Liebe stirbt im Lethe nicht — Hector's 
love does not perish in the Hoods of Lethe. 

Hedges between keep friendship green. Pr. 

Hedgerows and Hercules-pillars, however per- 30 
feet, are to be reprobated as soon as they 
diminish the free world of a future man. 
Jean Paul. 

Heilig sei dir der Tag ; doch schatze das 
Leben nicht hotter / Als ein anderes Gut, 
und alle Guter sind triiglich — Sacred be this 
day to thee, yet rate not life higher than another 
good, for all our good things are illusory. 

Hei mihi ! difficile est imitari gaudia falsa ! / 
Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum — Ah 
me ! it is hard to feign the joys one does not 
feel, hard to feign mirth when one's heart is sad. 

Hei mihi ! qualis erat ! quantum mutatus ab 
illo / Hectore, qui redit, exuvias indutus 
Achilli — Ah me, how sad he looked ! how 
changed from that Hector who returned in 
triumph arrayed in the spoils of Achilles. Virg. 

Heitern Sinn und reine Zwecke / Nun, man 
kommt wohl eine Strecke— Serene sense and 
pure aims, that means a long stride, I should say. 

" Helas ! que j'en aivu mourir de jeunes filles " 35 
— "Alas, how many young girls have I seen die 
of that 1 " / 'ictor Hugo. 

Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes 
of men are never satisfied. Bible. 

Hell is on both sides of the tomb, and a devil 
may be respectable and wear good clothes. 
C. H. Parkhurst. 

Hell is paved with good intentions. John- 

Hell is paved with the skulls of priests. Modi- 
tied from St. Chrysostom. 

Hell lies near, / Around us, as does heaven, 40 
and in the world, / Which is our Hades, 
still the chequered souls, / Compact of good 
and ill — not all accurst, Nor altogether 
blest— a few brief years ' Travel the little 
journey of their lives, , They know not to 
what end. Lewis Morris. 

Helluo librorum — A devourer of books. 

Help others and seek to avenge no injury. 

Help which is long on the road is no help. 

Help yourself and your friends will help you. 

Helpless mortal! Thine arm can destroy 45 
thousands at once, but cannot enclose even 
two of thy fellow-creatures at once in the 
embrace of love and sympathy. Jean Paul. 

Hence, babbling dreams ; you threaten here 
in vain ; / Conscience, avaunt, Richard's 
himself again. Collty 1 

Her angel's face, / As the great eye of heaven, 
shined bright, / And made a sunshine in the 
shady place. Spenser. 

Her eyes are homes of silent pray jr. Penny- 


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Her feet, beneath her petticoat, Like little 
mice stole in and out, / As if they fear'd the 
light ; But oh ! she dances such a way, 
No sun upon an Easter-day Is half so fine 
a sight. Sir J. Suckling. 

Her own person, / It beggar d all description. 
Ant. and Cleop., ii. 2. 

Her sun is gone down while it was yet day. 

Her voice was ever soft, I Gentle, and low — 
an excellent thing in woman. King Lear, 
v. 3- 
5 Hercules himself must yield to odds ; / And 
many strokes, though with a little axe, 
Hew down and fell the hardest -timber d oak. 
3 Hen. II., ii. 1. 

Here eyes do regard you ' In Eternity's still- 
ness ; J Here is all fulness, Ye brave, 
to reward you. Work and despair not. 

Here have we no continuing city, but we seek 
one to come. St. Paul. 

Here have we war for war, and blood for 
blood, ' Controlment for controlment. King 
/o/in, i. 1. 

Here I and sorrows sit ; / Here is my throne ; 
bid kings come bow to it. King Joan, 
iii. 1. 
10 Here I lay, and thus I bore my point. 1 Hen. 
IV., ii. 4. 

Here in the body pent, ' Absent from Him 
I roam, / Yet nightly pitch my moving tent / 
A day's march nearer home. /. Montgomery. 

Here lies Johnny Pigeon ! What was his 
religion, Wha e'er desires to ken / To 
some ither warl' Maun follow the carl, / 
For here Johnny Pigeon had nane. Burns. 

Here lies one whose name was writ in water. 
Keats epitaph. 

Here lies our sovereign lord the king, 'Whose 
word no man relies on; / He never says a 
foolish thing, / Nor ever does a wise one. 
Rochester on Charles 1 1. s chamber-door. 
15 Here lieth one, believe it if you can, Who, 
though an attorney, was an honest man ! 

Here, on earth we are as soldiers fighting in 
a foreign land, that understand not the plan 
of the campaign, and have no need to under- 
stand it, seeing well what is at our hand to 
be done. Carlyle. 

Here or nowhere is America. Goethe. 

Here our souls Though amply blest. ' Can 
never find, although they seek, A perfect 
rest. Procter. 

Here was a Caesar ! when comes such another ? 
Jul. Cces., iii. 2. 
20 Here's a sigh for those who love me, / And a 
smile for those who hate, And whatever 
sky's above me, / Here's a heart for every 
fate. Byron. 

Hereditary bondsmen ! know ye not, Who 
would be free, themselves must strike the 
blow ? Byron. 

Hereditary honours are a noble and a splendid 
treasure to descendants. Plato. 

Heroes are much the same, the point's agreed. ' 
From Macedonia's madman to the Swede. 

Heroism is an obedience to a secret impulse 
of an individual's character. Emerson. 

Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul 25 
over fear ; fear of poverty, of suffering, of 
calumny, of sickness, of isolation and death. 
. . . It is the dazzling and glorious concen- 
tration of courage. Am- el. 

Heroism is the self-devotion of genius mani- 
festing itself in action. Hare. 

Heroism, the Divine relation which, in all 
times, unites a great man to other men. 

Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will for 
ever exist, universally among mankind. Car- 

Herradura que chacotea clavo le falta — A 
clattering hoof means a nail gone. S/>. Pr. 

Herrenlos ist auch der Freiste nicht — Even 30 
the most emancipated is not without a master. 

Herrschaft gewinn ich, Eigentum ; Die That 
ist alles, nichts der Ruhm— Lordship, aye 
ownership, is my conquest ; the deed is every- 
thing, the fame of it nothing. Goethe. 

Heu melior quanto sors tua sorte mea !— 
Alas ! how much better is your fate than mine ! " 

Heu nihil invitis fas quenquam fidere divis — 
Alas ! it is not permitted to any one to feel con- 
fident when the gods are adverse. Virg. 

Heu pietas ! Heu prisca fides — Alas ! for piety ! 
Alas! for ancient faith ! Virg. 

Heu! quam difficile est crimen non prodere35 
vultu ! — Alas ! how difficult it is not to betray 
guilt by our looks ! Ovid. 

Heu ! quam difficilis gloriae custodia est ! — 
Alas ! how difficult is the custody of glorv. 
Pub. Syr. 

Heu ! quam miserum est ab eo laedi, de quo 
non ausis queri — Alas ! how galling is it to be 
injured by one against whom you dare make no 
complaint. Pub. Syr. 

Heu quantum fati parva tabella vehit ! — Ah ! 
with what a weight of destiny is this one slight 
plank freighted ! Ozu'd. 

Heu ! totum triduum ! — What ! three whole days 
of waiting ! Per. 

H eureka — I have found it out. Gr. 40 

Heureux commencement est la moitie de 
l'ceuvre — A work well begun is half done. Pr. 

Heute muss dem Morgen nichts borgen — To- 
day must borrow nothing of to-morrow. Ger. 

Heute roth, Morgen todt — To-day red, to- 
morrow dead. Ger. Pr. 

Hi motus animorum atque hasc certamina 
tanta / Pulveris exigui jactu compressa 
quiescent — These passions of soul, these con- 
flicts so fierce, will cease, and be repressed by 
the casting of a little dust. Virg. 

Hiatus maxime deflendus — A deficiency or blank 45 
very much to be deplored. 

Hibernicis ipsis hibernior — More Irish than the 
Irish themselves. 

Hie dies, vere mihi festus, atras ' Eximet curas 
— This day, for me a true holiday, shall banish 
gloomy cares. Hor. 

Hie est aut nusquam quod quserimus — Here or 
else nowhere is what we are aiming at. Hor. 

Hie est mucro defensionis tuae — This is the point 
of your defence. Cic. 

Hie et nunc — Here and now. 50 


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Hie et ubique — Here and everywhere. 

Hie finis fandi— Here let the conversation end. 

Hie funis nihil attraxit— This bait has taken no 

fish ; this scheme has not answered. Pr. 
Hie gelidi fontes, hie mollia prata, Lycori, / 
Hie nemus, hie toto tecum consumerer aevo 
— Here are cool springs, Lycoris, here velvet 
meads, here a grove ; here with thee could I 
pass my whole life. Virg. 
5 Hie hseret aqua '.—This is the difficulty {lit. here 
the water (in the water-clock) stops. 
Hie jacet — Here lies, 

Hie locus est partes ubi se via findit in ambas 
—This is the spot where the way divides in two 
branches. / i'g. 
Hie murus aheneus esto, / Nil conscire sibi, 
nulla pallescere culpa — Be this our wall of 
brass, to be conscious of no guilt, to turn pale 
at no charge brought against us. Hor. 
Hie niger est ; hunc tu, Romane, caveto— This 
fellow is black ; have a care of him, Roman. 
10 Hie nigrae succus loliginis, haec est / JErugo 
mera— This is the very venom of dark detrac- 
tion ; this is pure malignity. Hor. 
Hie patet ingeniis campus, certusque merenti / 
Stat favor : ornatur propriis industria donis 
— Here is a field open for talent, and here merit 
will have certain favour, and industry be graced 
with its due reward, Claud. 
Hie Rhodos, hie salta — Here is Rhodes ; here 

Hie rogo, non furor est ne moriare mori?— I 
ask, is it not madness to die that you may not 
die? Mart. 
Hie situs est Phaeton currus auriga paterni ; / 
Quern si non tenuit, magnis tamen excidit 
ausis — Here lies buried Phaeton, the driver of 
his father's car, which if he did not manage, 
still he perished in a great attempt. Ovid. 
15 Hie transitus efficit magnum vitse compendium 
— This change effects a great saving of time (lit. 
Hie ubi nunc urbs est, turn locus urbis erat— 
Here, where the city now stands, was at that 
time nothing but its site. Ovid. 
Hie ver assiduum, atque alienis mensibus 
sestas — Here (in Italy) is ceaseless spring, and 
summer in months in which summer is alien. 
Hie victor csestus artemque repono — Here 
victorious I lay aside my cestus and my net. 
Hicvigilans somniat— He sleeps awake. Plaut. 
20 Hie vivimus ambitiosa / Paupertate omnes — 
We all live here in a state of ostentatious poverty. 
Hid jewels are but lost. Quarlcs. 
Hier bin ich Mensch, hier darf ich's sein — 

Here am I a man, here may I be one. Goethe. 
Hier ist die Zeit durch Thaten zu beweisen, / 
Dass Manneswiirde nicht der Gdtterhohe 
weicht — Now is the time to show by deeds 
that the dignity of a man does not yield to the 
sublimity of the gods. (/■ ••'.' i . 
Hier ist keine Heimat -Jeder treibt I Sich an 
dem andern rasch und fremd voriiber, Und 
fragt nicht nach seinem Schmerz — Here is no 
home for a man : every one drives past another 
hastily and unneighbourly, and inquires not after 
his pain. Schiller, 

Hier sitz' ich auf Rasen mit Veilchen bekranzt 25 

— Here sit I upon the sward wreathed with violets. 

A". Schmidt. 
Hier stehe ich ! Ich kann nicht anders. Gott 

helfe mir ! Amen— Here stand I. I cannot 
act otherwise. So help me God! Luther at 

the Diet of Worms. 
Hier steht einer, der wird mich rachen— Here 

stands one who will avenge me. Frederick 

U illiam of Prussia, pointing to his son. 
High air-castles are cunningly built of words, 

the words well-bedded in good logic mortar ; 

wherein, however, no knowledge will come 

to lodge. Carlyle. 
High birth is an accident, not a virtue. Metas- 

High erected thoughts seated in the heart of 30 

courtesy. Sir P. Sidney. 
High houses are usually empty in the upper 

storey. Gcr. Pr. 
High is the head of the stag on the mountain 

crag s Gael. Pr. 
High station has to be resigned in order to be 

appreciated, Pascal. 
Hilarisque tamen cum pondere virtus— Virtue 

may be gay, yet with dignity. Statius. 
Hilft Gott uns nicht, kein Kaiser kann uns 35 

helfen — God helps us not ; no emperor can. 

Hills peep o'er hills ; and alps on alps arise. 

Hilo y aguja, media vestidura — Needle and 

thread are half clothing. Sp. Pr. 
Him only pleasure leads and peace attends, / 

Him, only him, the shield of Jove defends, / 

Whose means are fair and spotless as his 

ends. Wordsworth. 
Him who makes chaff of himself the cows will 

eat. A rab. Pr. 
Hin ist die Zeit, da Bertha spann— Gone is the 40 

time when Queen Bertha span. Ger. Pr. 
Hin ist hin ! Verloren ist verloren — Gone is 

gone ! Lost is lost. G. A. Burger. 
Hinc illae lachrymae — Hence these tears. Virg. 
Hinc lucem et pocula sacra — Hence light to us 

and sacred draughts. M. of Cambridge Uni- 
Hinc omne principium, hue refer exitum— To 

them (the gods) ascribe every undertaking, to 

them the issue. Hor. 
Hinc subitse mortes atque intestata senectus45 

— Hence (from sensual indulgence) sudden deaths 

and intestate old age. Juv. 
Hinc totam infehx vulgatur fama per urbem 

— Hence the unhappy news is spread abroad 

through the whole city. / '<>g. 
Hinc usura vorax, avidumque in tempore 

faenus, / Et concussa fides, et multis utile 

bellum— Hence (from the ambition of Cesar) 

arise devouring usury, grasping interest, shaken 

credit, and war of advantage to many. Lue.ui. 
Hinc venti dociles resono se carcere solvunt, / 

Et cantum accepta pro libertate rependunt 

— Hence the obedient winds are loosed from their 

sounding prison, and repay the liberty they have 

received with a tune. Of an organ. 
His bark is waur nor (worse than) his bite. 

Se. Pr. 
His Christianity was muscular. Disraeli. 50 

His failings lean'd to virtue's side. Goldsmith. 


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His kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch 

of holy bread. As You Like It, iii. 4. 
His imagination resembled the wings of an 
ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not 
to soar. Macaulay. 
His lachrymis vitam damus, et miserescimus 
ultro — To these tears we grant him life, and 
pity him besides. / r irg. 
His legibus solutis respublica stare non potest 
— With these laws repealed, the republic cannot 
last. Cic. 
5 His life was gentle, and the elements / So 
mix d in him, that Nature might stand up, / 
And say to all the world : This was a man ! 
Jul. Cies., v. 5. 
His nature is too noble for the world ; / He 
would not flatter Neptune for his trident, / 
or Jove for his power to thunder. Corioianus, 
iii. 2. 
His nunc prsemium est, qui recta prava faciunt 
— Nowadays those are rewarded who make right 
appear wrong. 'Per. 
His opinion who does not see spiritual agency 
in history is not worth any man's reading. 
Win. Blake. 
His own character is the arbiter of every one's 
fortune. Pub. Syr. 
10 His rash, fierce blaze of riot cannot last, / For 
violent fires soon outburn themselves. Rich. 
II., ii. 1. 
His saltern accumulem donis, et fungar inani 
munere — -These offerings at least I would be- 
stow upon him, and discharge a duty though it 
no longer avails. Virg. 
His speech was like a tangled chain ; / Nothing 
impaired, but all disordered. Mid. Night's 
Dream, v. 1. 
His thoughts look through his words. Ben 

His time is for ever, everywhere his place. 
15 His tongue could make the worse appear the 
better reason. Milton. 
His tongue / Dropp'd manna, and could make 
the worse appear / The better reason, to per- 
plex and dash / Maturest counsels. Milton. 
His very foot has music in 't, / As he comes 

up the stair. W. J. Mickle. 
His wit invites you by his looks to come, / 
But when you knock, it never is at home. 
His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles. 
Two Cent, of Verona, ii. 7. 
20 Historia quo quomodo scripta delectat— His- 
tory, however written, is always a pleasure to 
us. Pliny. 
Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, 
and is gifted with an eye and a soul. Carlyle. 
Histories make men wise ; poets, witty ; the 
mathematics, subtle ; natural philosophy, 
deep ; morals, grave ; logic and rhetoric, 
able to contend. Bacon. 
History and experience prove that the most 
passionate characters are the most fanati- 
cally rigid in their feelings of duty, when 
their passion has been trained to act in that 
direction. /. 6". Mill. 
History, as it lies at the root of all science, is 
also the first distinct product of man's 
spiritual nature, his earliest expression of 
what may be called thought. Carlyle. 

History ensures for youth the understanding 25 
of the ancients. Diodorus. 

History has only to do with what is true, and 
what is only probable should be relegated 
to the imaginary domain of romance and 
poetical fiction. (?) 

History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon 
the memories of man. Shelley. 

History is always written ex post facto. 

History is an impertinence and an injury, 
if it be anything more than a cheerful apo- 
logue or parable of my being and becoming. 
I: nicrson. 

History is an imprisoned epic, nay, an im- 30 
prisoned psalm and prophecy. Carlyle. 

History is but a fable agreed on. Napoleon. 

History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy. 

History is indeed little more than the register 
of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of man- 
kind. Gibbon. 

History is like sacred writing, for truth is 
essential to it. Cervantes. 

History is made up of the bad actions of 35 
extraordinary men. All the most noted 
destroyers and deceivers of our species, all 
the founders of arbitrary governments and 
false religions, have been extraordinary men, 
and nine-tenths of the calamities which have 
befallen the human race had no other origin 
than the union of high intelligence with low 
desires. Macaulay. 

History is only a confused heap of facts. 

History is philosophy teaching by examples. 
Quoted by Bolingbroke. 

History is properly nothing but a satire on 
mankind. C. J. Weber. 

History is the true poetry. Carlyle. 

History shows that the majority of the men 40 
who have done anything great have passed 
their youth in seclusion. Heine. 

History teems with instances of truth put 
down by persecution ; if not suppressed for 
ever, it may be thrown back for centuries. 

y. s. Mm. 

Hitch your waggon to a star. Emerson. 

Hitherto all miracles have been wrought by 
thought, and henceforth innumerable will be 
wrought ; whereof we, even in these days, 
witness some. Carlyle. 

Hitherto doth love on fortune tend ; / For who 
not needs, shall never lack a friend ; / And 
who in want a hollow friend doth try, / 
Directly seasons him his enemy. Ham., 
iii. 2. 

Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further ; and 45 
here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Bible. 

Hizonos Dios, y maravillamonos nos — God made 
us, and we admire ourselves. Sp. Pr. 

Hobbes clearly proves that every creature , 
Lives in a state of war by nature. Sitnft. 

" Hoc age" is the great rule, whether you are 
serious or merry ; whether . . . learning 
science or duty from a folio, or floating on 
the Thames. Intentions must be gathered 
from acts. Johnson. 

Hoc age — Mind what you are about {lit. do this). 

Hoc erat in more majorum — This was the custom 50 
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Hoc erat in votis ; modus agri non ita magnus ; / 
Hortus ubi, et tecto vicinus jugis aquae fons, / 
Et paulum silvae super his foret — This was 
ever my chief prayer : a piece of ground not too 
large, with a garden, and a spring of never-failing 
water near my house, and a little woodland be- 
sides. Hor. 

Hoc est quod palles ? cur quis non pran- 
deat, hoc est? — Is it for this you look so 
pale? is this a reason why one should not dine? 

Hoc est / Vivere bis, vita posse priore frui — 
To be able to enjoy one's past life is to live twice. 

Hoc fonte derivata clades, / In patriam, popu- 
lumque fluxit — From this source the disaster 
flowed that has overwhelmed the nation and the 
people. Hor. 
5 Hoc genus omne — All persons of that kind. 

Hoc Herculi Iovis satu, edito' potuit fortasse 
contingere, nobis non item — This might per- 
chance happen to Hercules, of the seed royal of 
Jove, but not to us. Cic. 

Hoc loco — In this place. 

Hoc maxime officii est, ut quisquis maxime 
opus indigeat, ita ei potissimum opitulari — 
It is our prime duty to aid him first who most 
stands in need of our assistance. Cic. 

Hoc opus, hie labor est — This is a work, this is 
a toil. Virg. 
10 Hoc patrium est, potius consuefacere filium / 
Sua sponte recte facere, quam alieno metu 
— It is a father's duty to accustom his son to 
act rightly of his own free-will rather than from 
fear of the consequences. Ter. 

Hoc pretium ob stultitiam fero— This reward 
I gain for my folly. Ter. 

Hoc scito, nimio celerius / Venire quod moles- 
turn est, quam id quod cupide petas — Be sure 
of this, that that which is disagreeable comes 
more speedily than that which you eagerly de- 
sire. Plant. 

Hoc signo vinces — By this sign (the cross) you 
will conquer. M. 

Hoc virtutis opus — This is virtue's work. M. 
15 Hoc volo, hoc jubeo ; sit pro ratione voluntas 
— This I wish, this I require : be my will instead 
of reason. Juv. 

Hodie mihi, eras tibi — My turn to-day, yours 

Hodie nihil, eras credo — To-morrow I will trust, 
not to-day. Varro. 

Hodie vivendum amissa praeteritorum cura — 
Let us live to-day, forgetting the cares that are 
past. An Epicurean maxim. 

Hoi polloi — The multitude. Gr. 
20 Hoist up the sail while gale doth last — / Tide 
and wind wait no man's pleasure ! Seek not 
time when time is past — Sober speed i^ 
wisdom's leisure ! Southwell. 

Hold all the skirts of thy mantle extended when 
heaven is raining gold. Eastern Pr. 

Hold the living dear and honour the dead. 

Hold their farthing candle to the sun. ) 'bung, 
of critics. 

Hold thou the good ; define it well. Tenny- 

25 Hold up thy head ; the taper lifted high / 
Will brook the wind when lower tapers 
die. Quarles. 

Holy fields, / Over whose acres walked those 
blessed feet / Which fourteen hundred years 
ago were nail'd, / For our advantage, on the 
bitter cross, i Hen. IV., i. i. 

Holy men at their death have good inspira- 
tions. Mer. of I 'en., i. 2. 

Hombre de barba — A man of intelligence. Sf. 

Hombre pobre todo es trazas— A poor man is 
all schemes. Sp. Pr. 

Home, in one form or another, is the great 30 
object of life. /. G. Holland. 

Home is heaven for beginners. C. H. Park- 

Home is home, be it never so homely. Pr. 

Home is the place of Peace ; the shelter, not 
only from all injury, but from all terror, 
doubt, and division. R 11 skin. 

Home should be an oratorio of the memory, 
singing to all our after life melodies and 
harmonies of old-remembered joy. Ward 

Home, the nursery of the infinite. Channing. 35 

Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits. 
Two Cent. o/Ver., i. 1. 

Homer's Epos has not ceased to be true ; yet 
is no longer our Epos, but shines in the dis- 
tance, if clearer and clearer, yet also smaller 
and smaller, like a receding star. It needs 
a scientific telescope, it needs to be rein- 
terpreted and artificially brought near us, 
before we can so much as know that 'twas 
a sun. . . . For all things, even celestial 
luminaries, much more atmospheric meteors, 
have their rise, their culmination, their de- 
cline. Cariyle. 

Homine imperito nunquam quidquam injustius ' 
Qui, nisi quod ipse fecit, nihil rectum putat— 
Nothing so unjust as your ignorant man, who 
thinks nothing right but what he himself has 
done. Ter. 

Hominem non odi sed ejus vitia — I do not hate 
the man, but his vices. Mart. 

Hominem pagina nostra sapit — My pages con- 40 
cern man. Mart. 

Hominem quaero — I am in quest of a man. 
Pluidr. after Diogenes. 

Homines ad deos nulla re propius accedunt 
quam salutem hominibus dando — In nothing 
do men so nearly approach tile gods as in giving 
health to men. Cic. 

Homines amplius oculis quam auribus credunt : 
longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax 
per exempla — Men trust their eyes rather than 
their ears : the road by precept is long and tedious, 
by example short and effectual. Sen. 

Homines nihil agendo discunt male agere — By 
doing nothing men learn to do ill. C ato. 

Homines plus in alieno negotio videre, quam 45 
in suo — Men see better into other people's busi- 
ness than their own. Sen. 

Homines proniores sunt ad voluptatem, quam 
ad virtutem — Men are more prone to pleasure 
than to virtue. Cic. 

Homines, quo plura habent, eo cupiunt amph- 
ora — The more men have, the more they want. 

Homini necesse est mori Man must die. Cic. 

Homini ne fidas nisi cum quo modium salis 
absumpseres- Trust no man till you have eaten 
a peck of salt with him, i.e., known him so long 
as you might have done so. Pr. 


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Hominibus plenum, amicis vacuum — Full of 

men, vacant of friends. Sen. 
Hominis est errare, insipientis perseverare— 

It is the nature of man to err, of a fool to perse- 
vere in error. 
Hominum sententia fallax— The opinions of men 

are fallible. Ovid. 
Homme assailli a. demi vaincu — A man assailed 

is half overpowered. Fr. 
5 Homme chiche jamais riche — A niggardly man 

is always poor. Fr. Pr. 
Homme d'affaires — A business man. Fr. 
Homme d'esprit — A witty man. Fr. 
Homme d'etat — A statesman. Fr. 
Homme d'honneur — A man of honour. Fr. 
10 Homme instruit — A learned or literary man. 

Homo ad res perspicacior Lynceo vel Argro, et 

oculeus totus — A man more clear-sighted for 

business than Lynceus or Argus, and eyes all 

over. Af>ul. 
Homo antiqua virtute ac fide — A man of the 

old-fashioned virtue and loyalty. Ter. 
Homo constat ex duabus partibus, corpore et 

anima, quorum una est corporea, altera ab 

omni materia? concretione sejuncta — Man is 

composed of two parts, body and soul, of which 

the one is corporeal, the other separated from all 

combination with matter. Cic. 
Homo doctus in se semper divitias habet — A 

learned man has always riches in himself. 

15 Homo extra est corpus suum cum irascitur — 

A man when angry is beside himself. Pub. Syr. 
Homo fervidus et diligens ad omnia paratur — 

The man who is earnest and diligent is prepared 

for all things. Thomas H Kcmpis. 
Homo homini aut deus aut lupus — Man is to 

man either a god or a wolf. Erasmus. 
Homo is a common name to all men. i Hen. 

//'., ii. i. 

Homo multarum literarum — A man of many 

letters, i.e., of extensive learning. 
20 Homo multi consilii et optimi — A man always 

ready to give his advice, and that the most 

Homo nullius coloris — A man of no party. 
Homo qui erranti comiter monstrat viam, / 

Quasi lumen de suo lumine accendit, facit ; 

Nihilominus ipsi luceat, cum illi accenderit — 

He who kindly shows the way to one who has 

gone astray, acts as though he had lighted 

another's lamp from his own, which both gives 

light to the other and continues to shine for 

himself. Cic. 
Homo solus aut deus aut demon — Man alone is 

either a god or a devil. 
Homo sum, et nihil humani a me alienum puto 

— I am a man, and 1 reckon nothing human 

alien to me. 'Per. 
25 Homo toties moritur, quoties amittit suos— 

A man dies as often as he loses his relatives. 

Pub. Syr. 
Homo trium literarum— A man of three letters, 

i.e., fur, "a thief." Piatt. 
Homo unius libri — A man of one book. Thomas 

Aquinas' definition of a learned man. 
Homunculi quanti sunt, cum recogito— What 

poor creatures we men are, when I think of it. 


Honest labour bears a lovely face. T. Dekker. 
Honest men marry soon, wise men never. Sc. 30 

Honesta mors turpi vita potior — An honour- 

able death is better than an ignominious life. 

Honesta paupertas prior quam opes mala?— 

Poverty with honour is better than ill-gotten 

wealth. /V. 
Honesta qua?dam scelera successus facit— 

Success makes some species of crimes honour- 
able. Sen. 
Honesta quam splendida — Honourable rather 

than showy. M. 
Honestum non est semper quod licet — What is 35 

lawful is not always honourable. L. 
Honestum quod vere dicimus, etiamsi a nullo 

laudatur, laudabile est sua natura — That 

which we truly call honourable is praiseworthy 

in its own nature, even though it should be 

praised by no one. Cic. 
Honesty is like an icicle ; if it once melts, that 

is the last of it. Atner. Pr. 
Honesty is the best policy. Pr. 
Honesty is the poor man's pork and the rich 

man's pudding;. Pr. 
Honesty may be dear bought, but can ne'er be 40 

an ill pennyworth. Sc. Pr. 
Honi soit qui mal y pense — Evil be to him that 

evil thinks. Royal M. Fr. 
Honnetes gens — Upright people. Fr. 
Honneur et patrie — Honour and country. M. 
Honor Deo — Honour be to God. M. 
Honor est prasmium virtutis — Honour is the 45 

reward of virtue. Cic. 
Honor fidelitatis praemium — Honour is the re- 
ward of fidelity. M. 
Honor sequitur fugientem — Honour follows him 

who flies from her. .1/. 
Honores mutant mores — Honours change 

Honos alit artes, omnesque incenduntur ad 

studia gloria — Honours encourage the arts, for 

all are incited towards studies by fame. Cic. 
Honour a physician with the honour due unto 50 

him for the uses which ye may have of hiin, 

for the Lord hath created him. Ecclus. 
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear 

God. Honour the king. St. Peter. 
Honour and ease are seldom bedfellows. Pr. 
Honour hath no skill in surgery. . . . Honour 

is a mere scutcheon, i Hen. II'., v. i. 
Honour is nobler than gold. Gael. Pr. 
Honour is not a virtue in itself; it is the mail 55 

behind which the virtues fight more securely. 

G. H. Calvert. 
Honour is unstable, and seldom the same ; 

for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as 

her food. Colton. 
Honour is venerable to us because it is no 

ephemeris. Emerson. 
Honour to whom honour is due. St. Paul. 
Honour travels in a strait so narrow, / Where 

one but goes abreast. Trail, and Cress., 

iii. 3. 
Honour won't patch. Gael. Pr. 60 

Honourable (F.krlicli) is a word of high rank, 

and implies much more than most people 

attach to it. Arndt. 


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Honours, like impressions upon coin, may give 
an ideal and local value to a bit of base 
metal ; but gold and silver will pass all the 
world over, without any other recommenda- 
tion than their own weight. Sterne. 
Honours to one in my situation are something 
like ruffles to a man that wants a shirt. 
Goldsmith, of liimself. 
Honour's the moral conscience of the great. 

D ' Avenant. 
Honteux comme un renard qu'une poule aurait 
pris — Sheepish as a fox that has been taken in 
by a fowl. La Pont. 
5 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. Bible. 
Hope is a curtail dog in some affairs. Merry 

Wives, ii. i. 
Hope is a good anchor, but it needs something 

to grip. Pr. 
Hope is a lover's staff: walk hence with that, / 
And manage it against despairing thoughts. 
Two Gent. ofVer., iii. i. 
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance but an un- 
safe friend. He'll do on a pinch for your 
travelling companion, but he's not the man 
for your banker. Atner. Pr. 
10 Hope is a waking man's dream. Pr. 

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and per- 
haps the chief happiness which this world 
affords ; but, like all other pleasures, its ex- 
cesses must be expiated by pain : and expec- 
tations improperly indulged must end i:i 
disappointment. Johnson. 
Hope is not the man for your banker, though 
he may do for your travelling companion. 
Hope is the best part of our riches. Bovee. 
Hope is the only good which is common to all 
men. T hales. 
15 Hope is the ruddy morning ray of joy, recol- 
lection is its golden tinge ; but the latter 
is wont to sink amid the dews and dusky 
shades of twilight, and the bright blue day 
which the former promises breaks indeed, 
but in another world and with another sun. 
Jean Paul. 
Hope never comes that comes to all. Mi/ton. 
Hope never spread her golden wings but in 

unfathomable seas. Emerson. 
Hope not wholly to reason away your troubles ; 
but do not feed them with attention, and they 
will die imperceptibly away. Johnson. 
Hope, of all ills that men endure, / The only 
cheap and universal cure. Cowley. 
20Hope springs eternal in the human breast ; / 
Man never is, but always to be, blest. Pope. 
Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing. 

Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all. 

Quoted by Swinburne. 
Hope to joy is little less in joy / Than hope 

enjoyed. Rich. II., ii. 3. 
Hoping and waiting is not my way of doing 
things. Goethe. 
25 Hora e sempre— Now and always. .17. 

Horae cedunt, et dies, et menses, et anni, 
nee praiteritum tempus unquam revertitnr 
— Hours and days, months and years, pass away, 
and time once past never returns. Cic. 
Hora? / Momento cita mors venit, aut victoria 
laeta — In a moment of time comes sudden death 
or joyful victory. Hor. 

Horas non numero nisi serenas — I mark no 

hours but the shining ones. Of a dial. 
Horrea formicae tendunt ad inania nunquam ; / 
Nullus ad amissas ibit amicus opes — As ants 
never bend their way to empty barns, so no 
friend will visit departed wealth. Ovid. 
Horresco referens — I shudder as I relate. Virg. 30 
Horribile dictu — Horrible to relate. 
Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia ter- 
rent — Everywhere horror seizes the soul, and 
the very silence is dreadful. Virg. 
Horror vacui — Abhorrence of a vacuum. 
Hors de combat — Out of condition to fight 

Hors de propos — Not to the purpose. Pr. 35 

Hortus siccus — A dry garden ; a collection of 

dried plants. 
Hos successus alit ; possunt quia posse viden- 
tur — These are encouraged by success ; they 
prevail because they think they can. Virg. 
Hospice d'accouchement — A maternity hospital. 

Hospice d'allaitement — A foundling hospital. 

Hospitality must be for service, not for show, 40 

or it pulls down the host. Emerson. 
Hostis est uxor invita quae ad virum nuptum 
datur — The wife who is given in marriage to 
a man against her will becomes his enemy. 
Hostis honori invidia — Envy is honour's foe. M. 
Hotel de ville — A town-hall. Pr. 
Hotel Dieu — The house of God ; the name of an 

hospital. Pr. 
Household words. Hen. !'., iv. 3. 45 

Housekeeping without a wife is a lantern with- 
out a light. Pr. 
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on. 

How are riches the means of happiness? In 
acquiring they create trouble, in their loss 
they occasion sorrow, and they are the cause 
of endless divisions amongst kindred ! Hito- 
How beautiful is death, seeing that we die in 
a world of life and of creation without end ! 
Jean Paul 
How beautiful is youth ! how bright it gleams, /50 
With its allusions, aspirations, dreams ! / 
Book ot beginnings, story without end, / 
Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend. 
How beautiful to die of a broken heart on 
paper ! Quite another thing in practice ! 
Every window of your feeling, even of your 
intellect, as it were begrimmed and mud- 
bespattered, so that no pure ray can enter ; 
a whole drug-shop in your inwards ; the fore- 
done soul drowning slowly in a quagmire of 
disgust. Carlyle. 
How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness 
through another man's eyes! As You Like 
It, v. 2. 
How blessed might poor mortals be in the 
straitest circumstances, if only their wisdom 
and fidelity to Heaven and one another were 
adequately great. Carlyle, apropos to his lij'e 
at Craigenputtock. 
How blessings brighten as they take their 
flight! Young, 


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How blest the humble cotter's fate ! < He woos 
his simple dearie ; The silly bogles, wealth, 
and state, Can never make them eerie. 

How can a man be concealed ? How can a 
man be concealed ? Confucius. 

How can he be godly who is not cleanly ? 

How can man love but what he yearns to 
help ? Browning. 
5 How can we expect a harvest of thought 
who have not had a seed-time of character ? 

How can we learn to know ourselves ? Never 
by reflection, but only through action. Essay 
to do thy duty, and thou knowest at once 
what is in thee. Goethe. 

How charming is divine philosophy ! Milton. 

How creatures of the human kind shut their 
eyes to the plainest facts, and by the mere 
inertia of oblivion and stupidity live at ease 
in the midst of wonders and terrors. Car. 

How difficult it is to get men to believe that 
any other man can or does act from dis- 
interestedness. B. R. Hay don. 
10 How dire is love when one is so tortured ; and 
yet lovers cannot exist without torturing 
themselves. Goethe. 

How doth the little busy bee ' Improve each 
shining hour, And gather honey all the 
day / From every opening flower. Watts. 

How dull it is to pause, to make an end, / To 
rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use, / As 
though to breathe were life. Tennyson. 

How enormous appear the crimes we have 
not committed ! Mine. Necker. 

How far that little candle throws his beams ! / 
So shines a good deed in a naughty world. 
Mer. of Veil., v. i. 
15 How fast has brother followed / From sun- 
shine to the sunless land. Wordsworth. 

How few think justly of the thinking few ; / 
How many never think, who think they do ! 
Jane Taylor. 

How foolish and absurd, nay, how hurtful and 
destructive a vice is ambition, which, by 
undue pursuit of honour, robs us of true 
honour ! Thomas a. Kempis. 

How forcible are right words 1 Bible. 

How fortunate beyond all others is the man 
who, in order to adjust himself to fate, is 
not required to cast away his whole pre- 
ceding life ! Goethe. 
20 How full of briers is this working-day world I 
As You Like It, i. 3. 

How glorious a character appears when it is 
penetrated with mind and soul. Goethe. 

How good is man's life, the mere living ! how 
fit to employ All the heart, and the soul, 
and the senses for ever in joy ! Browning. 

How happy could I be with either, / Were 
t'other dear charmer away ! Gay. 

How happy is he born or taught That serv- 
eth not another's will ; / Whose armour is 
his honest thought, / And simple truth his 
utmost skill. Sir Henry Wotton. 
25 How happy is the blameless vestal's lot ! / 
The world forgetting, by the world forgot. 

How happy is the prince who has counsellors 
near him who can guard him against the 
effects of his own angry passions ; their 
names shall be read in golden letters when 
the history of his reign is perused. Scott. 

How happy should we be ... / If we from self 
could rest, / And feel at heart that One 
above, In perfect wisdom, perfect love, / 
Is working for the best ! Anstice. 

How hard it is (for the Byron, for the Burns), 
whose ear is quick for celestial messages, to 
"take no counsel with flesh and blood," and 
instead of living and writing for the day that 
passes over them, live and write for the 
eternity that rests and abides over them ! 

How hardly man the lesson learns. / To smile, 
and bless the hand that spurns : To see the 
blow, to feel the pain, And render only love 
again! Anon. 

How hardly shall they who have riches enter 30 
into the kingdom of God ! Jesus. 

How ill white hairs become a fool and a jester. 
2 Hen. IV., v. 5. 

How indestructibly the good grows, and pro- 
pagates itself, even among the weedy en- 
tanglements of evil ! Carlyle. 

How is each of us so lonely in the wide bosom 
of the All ? Jean Paul. 

How is it possible to expect that mankind 
will take advice, when they will not so much 
as take warning. Swift. 

How little do the wantonly or idly officious 35 
think what mischief they do by their mali- 
cious insinuations, indirect impertinence, or 
thoughtless babblings ! Burns. 

How little is the promise of the child fulfilled 
in the man. Ovid. 

How long halt ye between two opinions? 

How long I have lived, how much lived in 
vain ! / How little of life's scanty span may 
remain ! / What aspects old Time in his 
progress has worn ! / What ties cruel fate in 
my bosom has torn ! / How foolish, or worse, 
till our summit is gain'd ! / And downward, 
how weaken' d, how darken'd, how pain'd I 

How many ages hence Shall this our lofty 
scene be acted over / In states unborn and 
accents yet unknown ! Jul. Cies.. iii. 1. 

How many causes that can plead for them- 40 
selves in the courts of Westminster, and 
yet in the general court of the universe 
and free soul of man, have no word to utter ! 

How many cowards, whose hearts are all as 
false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their 
chins / The beards of Hercules and frowning 
Mars ! Who, inward searched, have livers 
white as milk. Mer. of Venice, iii. 2. 

How many honest words have suffered cor- 
ruption since Chaucer's days ! Middleton. 

How many illustrious and noble heroes have 
lived too long by a day ! Rousseau. 

How many men live on the reputation of 
the reputation they might have made 1 

How many people make themselves abstract 45 
to appear profound ! The greatest part of 
abstract terms are shadows that hide a 
vacuum. Joubert. 



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How many things by season season'd are / 
To their right praise and true perfection ! 
Mer. of Venice, v. i. 
How many things, just and unjust, have no 

higher sanction than custom ! Ter, 
How much a dunce that has been sent to 
roam / Excels a dunce that has been kept 
at home ! Cowper. 
How much better is it to get wisdom than 
gold ! and to get understanding rather to be 
chosen than silver .' Bible. 
5 How much better it is to weep at joy than to 
joy at weeping ! Much Ado, i. 4. 
How much easier it is to be generous than 

just ! Junius. 
How much lies in laughter, the cipher-key 
wherewith we decipher the whole man. 
How much the wife is dearer than the bride ! 

How narrow our souls become when absorbed 
in any present good or ill ! It is only the 
thought of the future that makes them 
great. Jean Paul. 
10 How noble is heroic insight without words in 
comparison to the adroitest flow of words 
without heroic insight ! Carlyle. 
How noiseless is thought ! No rolling of 
drums, no tramp of squadrons, or immea- 
surable tumult of baggage-waggons, attends 
its movements ; in what obscure and seques- 
tered places may the head be meditating 
which is one day to be crowned with more 
than imperial authority ; for kings and em- 
perors will be among its ministering ser- 
vants ; it will rule not over, but in all heads, 
and bend the world to its will. Carlyle. 
How oft do they their silver bowers leave / 
To come to succour us that succour want ! 
How one is vexed with little things in this 
life ! The great evils one triumphs over 
bravely, but the little eat away one's heart. 
Mrs. Carlyle. 
How paint to the sensual eye what passes in 
the holy-of-holies of man's soul ; in what 
words, known to these profane times, speak 
even afar-off of the unspeakable ? Carlyle. 
15 How poor are they that have not patience ! / 
What wound did ever heal but by degreej ? 
Othello, ii. 3. 
How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, / 
How complicate, how wonderful is man I 
1 'oung. 
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the 

wise 1 Tope, after Homer. 
How quick to know, but how slow to put in 

practice, is the human creature ! Goethe. 
How quickly Nature falls into revolt / When 
gold becomes her object! 2 Hen. IV., 
iv. 4. 
20 How rarely reason guides the stubborn 
choice, / Rules the bold hand or prompts 
the suppliant voice. Johnson. 
How ready some people are to admire in a 
great man the exception rather than the 
rule of his conduct ! Such perverse worship 
is like the idolatry of barbarous nations, 
who can see the noonday splendour of the 
sun without emotion, but who, when he is 
in eclipse, come forward with hymns and 
cymbals to adore him. Canning. 

How rich a man is, all aesire to know, I But 
none enquire if good he be or no. Herrick. 

How sad a path it is to climb and descend 
another's stairs ! Dante. 

How science dwindles, and how volumes 
swell, / How commentators each dark pas- 
age shun, And hold their farthing candle to 
the sun ! Young. 

How shall a man escape from his ancestors, or i 
draw off from his veins the black drop which 
he drew from his father's or his mother's 
life ? Emerson. 

How shall he give kindling in whose inward 
man there is no live coal, but all is burnt out 
to a dead grammatical cinder? Carlyle. 

How shall we know whether you are in ear- 
nest, if the deed does not accompany the 
word ? Schiller. 

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To 
have a thankless child ! King Lear, i. 4. 

How small a part of time they share / That 
are so wondrous sweet and fair ! Ii. Waller. 

How small, of all that human hearts endure, / c 
That part which laws or kings can cause or 
cure ! / Still to ourselves, in every place 
consigned, / Our own felicity we make or 
find. Johnson. 

How should he be easy who makes other men's 
cares his own? Thomas a Kempis. 

How should thy virtue be above the shocks 
and shakings of temptation, when even the 
angels kept not their first estate, and man 
in Paradise so soon fell from innocence? 
Thomas a Kempis. 

How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by 
night, / Like softest music to attending ears 1 
Rom. and Jul., ii. 2. 

How soon "not now" becomes "never!" 

How sour sweet music is, when time is hroke c 
and no proportion kept ! So is it in the 
music of men's lives. Rich. II., v. 5. 

How still the evening is, / As hushed on pur- 
pose to grace harmony ! Much Ado, ii. 3. 

How sweet it is to hear one's own convictions 
from a stranger's mouth ! Goethe. 

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this 
bank ! / Here will we sit and let the sounds 
of music Creep in our ears : soft stillness 
and the night Become the touches of sweet 
harmony. Mer. of Ten., v. 1. 

How the sight of means to do ill deeds / Make 
deeds ill done ! King John, iv. 2. 

How the world wags ! As You Like It, ii. 7. 4 

How they gleam like spirits through the 
shadows of innumerable eyes from their 
thrones in the boundless depths of heaven 1 
Carlyle, on the stars. 

How use doth breed habit in a man ! Two 
Gent, of I'er., v. 4. 

How vainly seek / The selfish for that happi- 
ness denied / To aught but virtue ! Shelley. 

How we clutch at shadows (in this dream* 
world) as if they were substances, and 
sleep deepest while fancying ourselves most 
awake ! Carlyle. 

How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable / '. 
Seem to me all the uses of this world. 
Ham., i. 2. 

How well he's read, to reason against reading 1 
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How were friendship possible ? In mutual 
devotedness to the good and true, other- 
wise impossible ; except as armed neutra- 
lity or hollow commercial league. Carfyle. 

How wonderful is Death, / Death and his 
brother Sleep ! / One, pale as yonder waning 
moon, / With lips of lurid blue ; / The other, 
rosy as the morn, / When, throned on ocean's 
wave, / It blushes o'er the world : / Yet both 
so passing wonderful. Shelley. 

How wounding a spectacle is it to see those 
who were by Christ designed for fishers of 
men, picking up shells on the shore, and un- 
manly wrangling about them too ! Decay of 

How wretched is the man that hangs on by 
the favours of the great ! Bunts. 
5 Howe'er it be, it seems to me / 'Tis only noble 
to be good. / Kind hearts are more than 
coronets, / And simple faith than Norman 
blood. Tennyson. 

However, an old song, though to a proverb an 
instance of insignificance, is generally the 
only coin a poet has to pay with. Burns. 

However brilliant an action, it should not be 
esteemed great unless the result of a great 
motive. La Roche. 

However far a man goes, he must start from 
his own door. Pr. 

However varied the forms of destiny, the 
same elements are always present. Schopen- 
10 Howsoever thou actest, let heaven be moved 
with thy purpose ; let the aim of thy deeds 
traverse the axis of the earth. Schiller. 

Hue propius me, / Dum doceo insanire omnes, 
vos ordine adite — Come near me all in order, 
and I will convince you that you are mad, every 
one. II or. 

Huic maxime putamus malo fuisse nimiam 
opinionem ingenii atque virtutis — This I 
think to have been the chief cause of his mis- 
fortune, an overweening estimate of his own 
genius and valour. AV/., of Themistoclcs. 

Huic versatile ingenium sic pariter ad omnia 
fuit, ut natum ad id unum diceres, quod- 
cunque ageret — This man's genius was so ver- 
satile, so equal to every pursuit, that you would 
pronounce him to have been born for whatever 
thing he was engaged on. Livy, on tie elder 

Human action is a seed of circumstances (I'er- 
hdngnissen) scattered in the dark land of the 
future and hopefully left to the powers that 
rule human destiny. Schiller. 
15 Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, 
elude the barriers of system. George Eliot. 

Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares 
and poison in the provisions of life, and are 
allured by their appetites to their destruc- 
tion. Sivijt. 

Human courage should rise to the height of 
human calamity. Gen. Lee. 

Human creatures will not go quite accu- 
rately together, any more than clocks will. 

Human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in 
the flesh. Sen. 
20 Human intellect, if you consider it well, is the 
exact summary of human worth. Carlyle. 

Human judgment is finite, and it ought always 
to be charitable, W. Winter. 

Human knowledge is the parent of doubt. 

Human life is a constant want, and ought to 
be a constant prayer. 3". Osgood. 

Human life is everywhere a state in which 
much is to be endured and little to be en- 
joyed. Johnson. 

Human life is more governed by fortune than 25 
by reason. Hume. 

Human nature in its fulness is necessarily 
human ; without love, it is inhuman ; with- 
out sense (nous), inhuman ; without disci- 
pline, inhuman. Ruskin. 

Human nature . . . / Is not a punctual pre- 
sence, but a spirit / Diffused through time 
and space. /( ordsworth. 

Human nature (Menschheit) we owe to father 
and mother, but our humanity (Menschlich- 
keif) we owe to education. Weber. 

Human reason is like a drunken man on horse- 
back ; set it up on one side, and it tumbles 
over on the other. Luther. 

Human society is made up of partialities. 30 

Humani nihil alienum— Nothing that concerns 
man is indifferent to me. M. 

Humanitat sei unser ewig Ziel— Be humanity 
evermore our goal. Goethe. 

Humanitati qui se non accommodat, / Plerum- 
que pcenas oppetit superbiae— He who does 
not conform to courtesy generally pays the 
penalty of his haughtiness. Pluedr. 

Humanity is about the same all the world 
over. Bonn Piatt. 

Humanity is better than gold. Goldsmith. 35 

Humanity is constitutionally lazy. /. G. Hol- 

Humanity is great but men are small. 

Humanity is never so beautiful as when pray- 
ing for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. 
Jean Paul. 

Humanity is one, and not till Lazarus is cured 
of his sores will Dives be safe. Celia Bur- 

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity 40 
of a man. Adam Smith. 

Humanum amare est, humanum autem ignos- 
cere est— It is natural to love, and it is natural 
also to forgive. Plaut. 

Humanum est errare— To err is human. 

Humble wedlock is far better than proud vir- 
ginity. St. Augustine. 

Humbleness is always grace, always dignity. 

Humiles laborant ubi potentes dissident— The 45 
humble are in danger when those in power dis- 
agree. Phcedr. 

Humility disarms envy and strikes it dead. 

Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, 
and yet everybody is content to hear. The 
master thinks it good doctrine for his ser- 
vant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy 
for the laity. Selden. 

Humility is a virtue of so general, so exceed- 
ing good influence, that we can scarce pur- 
chase it too dear. Thomas a Kempis. 

Humility is often a feigned submission which 
we employ to supplant others. La Roche, 


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Humility is the altar upon which God wishes 
that we should offer Him His sacrifices. La 

Humility is the hall-mark of wisdom. Jeremy 

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we 
prepare our minds for all the possible vicis- 
situdes of life Arliss' Lit. Col. 

Humility is the solid foundation of all the 
virtues. Confucius. 
5 Humility, that low, sweet root / From which 
all heavenly virtues shoot. Moore. 

Humour has justly been regarded as the 
finest perfection of poetic genius. He who 
wants it, be his other gifts what they may, 
has only half a mind ; an eye for what is 
above him, not for what is about him or 
below him. Carlyle. 

Humour is a sort of inverse sublimity, exalt- 
ing, as it were, into our affections what is 
below us, while sublimity draws down into 
our affections what is above us. Carlyle. 

Humour is consistent with pathos, while wit is 
not. Coleridge. 

Humour is of a genial quality and is closely 
allied to pity. Henry Giles. 
10 Humour is properly the exponent of low 
things ; that which first renders them poeti- 
cal to the mind. Carlyle. 

Humour is the mistress of tears. Thackeray. 

Humour, warm and all-embracing as the sun- 
shine, bathes its objects in a genial and 
abiding light. Whipple. 

Hundreds of people can talk for one who can 
think, but thousands can think for one who 
can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, 
and religion all in one. Ruskin. 

Hunger and cold betray a man to his enemy. Pr. 
15 Hunger is a good cook. Gael. Pr. 

Hunger is the best sauce. Pr. 

Hunger will break through stone walls. Pr. 

Hungry bellies have no ears. Pr. 

Hunt half a day for a forgotten dream. Words- 
20 Hunters generally know the most vulnerable 
part of the beast they pursue by the care 
which every animal takes to defend the side 
which is weakest. Goldsmith. 

Hunting was the labour of savages in North 
America, but the amusement of the gentle- 
men of England. Johnson 

Hurtar el puerco, y dar los pies por Dios— To 
steal the pig, and give away the feet for God's 
sake. Sp. Pr. 

Husbands can earn money, but only wives can 
save it. Pr. 

Hyperion to a satyr ; so loving to my mother, / 
That he might not beteem the winds of 
heaven / Visit her face too roughly. Ham., 
i. 2. 
25 Hypotheses non fingo- I frame no hypotheses. 
Sir Isaac Newton. 

'Ait\ovv rd du<uloi>, pd.5i.ov rd HXfjdes — Justice 
is simple, truth easy. Lycurgus. 

Hypothesen sind Wiegenlieder, womit der 
Lehrer seine Schiiler einlullt — Hypotheses 
are the lullabies with which the teacher lulls his 
scholars to sleep. Goethe. 

Hysteron proteron— The last first, or the cart 
before the horse. Gr. 



i I am a man More sinned against than sinning. 
! King Lear, iii. 2. 

I am afraid to think what I have done ; / Look 30 
on't again I dare not. Macb., ii. 2. 

I am always afraid of a fool ; one cannot be 
sure that he is not a knave as well. Hazlitt. 

I am always as happy as I can be in meeting 
a man in whose society feelings are devel- 
oped and thoughts defined. Goethe. 

I am always ill at ease when tumults arise 
among the mob —people who have nothing 
to lose. Goethe. 

I am amazed, methinks, and lose my way / 
Among the thorns and dangers of the world. 
King John, iv. 3. 

I am as free as Nature first made man, / Ere 35 
the base laws of servitude began, / When 
wild in woods the noble savage ran. Dryden. 

I am black, but I am not the devil. Pr. 

I am bound to find you in reasons, but not in 
brains. Johnson. 

I am but a gatherer and disposer of other 
men's stuff. Sir Henry U'otton. 

I am constant as the northern star, ' Of whose 
true-fix'd and resting quality / There is no 
fellow in the firmament. Jul. Ctrs., iii. 1. 

I am convinced that the Bible always becomes 40 
more beautiful the better it is understood, 
that is, the better we see that every word 
which we apprehend in general and apply in 
particular had a proper, peculiar, and im- 
mediately individual reference to certain 
circumstances, certain time and space rela- 
tions, i.e., had a specially direct bearing on 
the spiritual life of the time in which it was 
written. Goethe. 

I am equally an enemy to a female dunce and 
a female pedant. Goldsmith. 

I am fortune's fool. Rom. and Jul., iii. 1. 

I am fully convinced that the soul is indestruc- 
tible, and that its activity will continue 
through eternity. It is like the sun, which, 
to our eyes, seems to set in night ; but it has 
in reality only gone to diffuse its light else- 
where. Goethe. 

I am monarch of all I survey, ' My right there 
is none to dispute ; / From the centre all 
round to the sea, / I am lord of the fowl and 
the brute. Camper. 

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the 45 
Pope and all his cardinals. I have within 
me the great pope, self. Luther. 

I am neither so weak as to fear men. so proud 
as to despise them, or so unhappy as to hate 
them. Marmontel. 

I am never merry when I hear sweet music. 
Mer. oj l',u., v. 1. 

I am no herald to inquire of men's pedigrees ; 
it sufficeth me if I know their virtues. Sir 
/'. Sidney. 

I am no orator, as Brutus is ; / But, as you 
know me all, a plain blunt man, / That loves 
my friend. Jul. Cees., iii. 2. 

I am not mad ; I would to heaven I were ! ' 50 
For then 'tis like I should forget myself. 
King John, iii. 4. 


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I am not what I am. Twelfth Night, iii. i ; 
Othello, i. i. 

I am nothing- if not critical. Othello, ii. i. 

" I am searching for a man." Diogenes, going 
about Athens by day with a lit lantern. 

I am Sir Oracle, / And when I ope my lips, let 
no dog bark. Mer. of I 'en., i. i. 
5 I am sorry to see how small a piece of religion 
will make a cloak. Sir •!'. Waller. 

I am very content with knowing, if only I 
could know. Emerson. 

I am very fond of the company of ladies. I 
like their beauty : I like their delicacy ; I 
like their vivacity ; and I like their silence. 

I and time against any two. Philif> o/S/>ai>i. 

I augur better of a youth who is wandering on 
a path of his own than of many who are 
walking aright upon paths which are not 
theirs. Goethe. 
10 I awoke one morning and found myself famous. 

I believe in great men, but not in demigods. 

I believe more follies are committed out of 
complaisance to the world than in following 
our own inclinations. Lady Mary Montagu. 

I believe there are few persons who, if they 
please to reflect on their past lives, will not 
find that had they saved all those little sums 
which they have spent unnecessarily they 
might at present have been masters of a 
competent fortune. Eustace Budgell. 

I beseech you, dear brethren, think it pos- 
sible that you may be wrong. Cromwell. 
15 I bide my time. M. 

I can but trust that good shall fall / At last — 
far off— at last, to all. Tennyson. 

" I can call spirits from the vasty deep." 
"Why, so can I, or so can any man; but 
will they come when you do call for them ? " 
i Hen. I J ~., iii. i. 

I can count a stocking-top while a man 's 
getting s tongue ready ; an' when he out 
wi' his speech at last, there 's little broth 
to be made on't. George Eliot. 

I can teach you to command the devil, / And 
I can teach you to shame the devil, / By 
telling truth, i Hen. II'., ii. i. 
20 I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe : 
believe life ; it teaches better than book and 
orator. Goethe. 

I cannot call riches better than the baggage 
of virtue. ... It cannot be spared or left 
behind, but it hindereth the march. Bacon. 

I cannot hide what I am ; I must be sad when 
I have cause, and smile at no man's jests ; 
eat when I have stomach, and wait for no 
man's leisure ; sleep when I am drowsy, 
and tend on no man's business ; laugh when 
I am merry, and claw no man in his humour. 
Much Ado, i. 3. 

I cannot love thee as I ought, / For love 
reflects the thing beloved : My words are 
only words, and move Upon the topmost 
froth of thought. Tennyson. 

I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered 
virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that 
never sallies out and seeks her adversary, 
but slinks out of the race where that im- 
mortal garland is to be run for, not without 
dust and heat. Milton. 

I cannot think of any character below the 25 
flatterer, except he that envies him. Steele. 

I can't work for nothing, and find thread. 

I care not though the cloth of state should 
be / Not of rich Arras, but mean tapestry. 
George Herbert. 

I charge thee, fling away ambition ; / By that 
sin fell the angels. Hen. I'll I., iii. 2. 

I chatter, chatter, as I flow / To join the 
brimming river, , For men may come and 
men may go, / But I go on for ever. Tenny- 

I contented myself with endeavouring to make 30 
your home so easy that you might not be 
in haste to leave it. Lady Montagu (to her 

I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word / 
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young 
blood, / Make thy two eyes, like stars, start 
from their spheres, / Thy knotted and com- 
bined locks to part, / And each particular 
hair to stand on end, / Like quills upon the 
fretful porcupine. Ham., i. 4. 

I could have better spared a better man. 
1 Hen. IV., v. 4. 

I could not but smile at a woman who makes 
her own misfortunes and then deplores the 
miseries of her situation. Goldsmith. 

I count life just a stuff / To try the soul's 
strength on. Browning. 

I cuori fanciulli non vestone a bruno — A child's 35 
heart wears no weeds. B. Zendrini. 

I d?nari del comune sono come 1' acqua bene- 
d.tta, ognun ne piglia— Public money is like 
holy water ; everybody helps himself to it. 
//. Pr. 

I dare do all that may become a man ; / Who 
dares do more, is none. Macb., i. 7. 

I dare to be honest, and I fear no labour. 

I, demens ! et saevas curre per Alpes, / Ut 
pueris placeas, et declamatio fias— Go, mad- 
man, and run over the savage Alps to please 
schoolboys, and become the subject of declama- 
tion. Juv., of Hannibal. 

I desire no future that will break the ties of 40 
the past. George Eliot. 

I die by the help of too many physicians. 
A le.xander the Great. 

I do but sing because I must, / And pipe but 
as the linnets sing. Tennyson. 

I do know of these ! That therefore only are 
reputed wise / For saying nothing. Mer. of 
I '<;;., i. 1. 

I do know, When the blood burns, how pro- 
digal the soul / Lends the tongue vows. 
Ham., i. 3. 

I do not like "but yet," it does allay / The 45 
good precedence; fie upon "but yet:" / 
"But yet" is as a jailer to bring forth / 
Some monstrous malefactor. Ant. and Cleop., 
ii. 5. 

I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing. 

I do not love thee, Dr. Fell, / The reason why 
I cannot tell ; / But this alone I know full 
well, / I do not love thee, Dr. Fell. 

I do not need philosophy at all. Goethe. 

I do pity unlearned gentlemen on a rainy day. 


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" I don't care," is a deadly snare. Pr, 

I earn that I eat, get that I wear ; owe no 

man hate, envy no man's happiness ; glad 

of other men's good, content with my harm. 

As You Like It, iii. 2. 
I esteem that wealth which is given to the 

worthy, and which is day by day enjoyed ; 

the rest is a reserve for one knoweth not 

whom. Hitopadesa. 
I fatti sono maschii, le parole femine — Deeds 

are masculine, words feminine. It. Pr. 
5 I favoriti dei grandi oltre all' oro di regali, 

e l'incenso delle lodi, tocca loro anche la 

mirra della maldicenza — The favourites of the 

great, besides the gold of gifts and the incense 

of flattery, must also partake of the myrrh of 

calumny. It. Pr. 
I fear God, and, next to God, I chiefly fear 

him who fears Him not. Saadi. 
I fear thy nature ; / It is too full of the milk 

of human kindness / To catch the nearest 

way. Alaco., i. 5. 
I feel within me a peace above all earthly 

dignities, a still and quiet conscience. Hen. 

VIII., iii. 2. 
I find nonsense singularly refreshing. Talley- 
10 I for ever pass from hand to hand, / And each 

possessor thinks me his own land. / All of 

them think so, but they all are wrong ; / To 

none but Fortune only I belong. Anon., of 

I found Rome brick, I left it marble. Augustus 

Cwsa r. 
I gaed a waefu' gate yestreen, / A gate, I 

fear, I'll dearly rue ; / I got my death frae 

twa sweet een, / Twa lovely een o' bonnie 

blue. Bums. 
"I go at last out of this world, where the heart 

must either petrify or break." Chamfort, at 

Ins last moments. 
I go through my appointed daily stage, and 

I care not for the curs who bark at me along 

the road. Frederick the Great. 
15 I gran dolori sono muti — Great griefs are dumb. 

It. Pr. 

I grieve that grief can teach me nothing, 
nor carry me one step into real nature 

I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent I give 
to such men as do not belong to me and to 
whom I do not belong ; (but) there is a class 
of persons to whom, by all spiritual affinity, 
I am bought and sold ; for them I will go 
to prison if need be. Emerson. 

1 guadagni mediocri empiono la borsa — Mode- 
rate profits fill the purse. It. Pr. 

I had as lief not be, as live to be / In awe of 
such a thing as I myself. Jul. Ctes., i. 2. 
20 I had better never see a book than be warped 
by its attraction clean out of my own orbit 
and made a satellite instead of a system. 

I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, / 
Than such a Roman. Jul. Cees., iv. 3. 

" I had rather be first here than second in 
Rome." Cirsar, in an insignificant tcnvnlet. 

I had rather be Mercury, the smallest among 
seven (planets), revolving round the sun, 
than the first among five (moons) revolving 
round Saturn. Goethe. 

had rather believe all the fables in the 
legends, the Talmud, and the Koran, than 
that this universal frame is without a mind. 

had rather dwell in the dim fog of supersti- 25 
tion than in air rarified to nothing by the 
air-pump of unbelief. Jean Paul. 
had rather have a fool to make me merry 
than experience to make me sad. As You 
Like It, iv. 1. 

had rather people laugh at me while they 
instruct me than praise me without bene- 
fiting me. Geethe. 

hae a penny to spend, / There — thanks to 
naebody ; / I hae naething to lend — / I'll 
borrow frae naebody. Burns. 
hate a style that slides along like an eel, 
and never rises to what one can call an 
inequality. Shenstone. 

hate bungling as I do sin, but particularly 30 
bungling in politics, which leads to the misery 
and ruin of many thousands and millions of 
people. Goethe. 

hate ingratitude more in a man ' Than lying, 
vainness, babbling, drunkenness, / Or any 
taint of vice whose strong corruption / In- 
habits our frail blood. Twelfth Nighty iii. 1. 
have a kind of alacrity in sinking. Merry 
Wives, iii. 5. 

have a very poor opinion of a man who 
talks to men what women should not hear. 

have all I have ever enjoyed. Bettine. 
have always been a quarter of an hour 35 
before my time, and it has made a man of 
me. Nelson. 

have always despised the whining yelp of 
complaint, and the cowardly, feeble resolve. 

have always found that the road to a 
woman's heart lies through her child. Judge 

have been reasoning all my life, and find 
that all argument will vanish before one 
touch of Nature. Column. 
have been tempted by opportunity, and 
seconded by accident. MarmontcL 
have been too much occupied with things 40 
themselves to think either of their beginning 
or their end. Goethe. 

have boujrht / Golden opinions from all sorts 
of people. Mae/'., i. 7. 

have ever held it as a maxim never to do 
that through another which it was possible 
for me to execute myself. Montesquieu. 
have, God wot, a large field to ear ; / And 
weake be the oxen in my plough. Chaucer. 
have great hope of a wicked man, slender 
hope of a mean one. // 'ard Beecher. 
have known some men possessed of good 45 
qualities which were very serviceable to 
others, but useless to themselves ; like a 
sun-dial on the front of a house, to inform 
the neighbours and passengers, but not the 
owner within. (?) 

have learned in whatsoever state I am there- 
with to be content. St. Paul. 
have little knowledge which I find not some 
way useful to my highest ends. Baxter. 
have lost the ring, but I have my finger still. 
It. and Sp. Pr. 


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I have never been able to conquer this fero- 
cious wild beast (impatience). Calvin. 
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle 

in the world than myself. Montaigne. 
I have no idea of the courage that braves 

Heaven. Burns. 
I have no notion of a truly great man that 

could not be all sorts of men. l'a> -. '-. 
5 I have no other but a woman's reason ; / I 

think him so because I think him so. Two 

Cent, of I'er., i. 2. 
I have no spur / To prick the sides of my 

intent. Macb., i, 7. 
I have no words, / My voice is in my sword. 

Macb., v. 7. 
I have saved the bird in my bosom, i.e., kept 

my secret. Pr. 
I have seen some nations, like overloaded 

asses, / Kick off their burdens, meaning the 

higher classes. Byron. 
10 1 have seldom known any one who deserted 

truth in trifles that could be trusted in 

matters of importance. Paley. 
I have set my life upon a cast, / And I will 

stand the hazard of the die. Rich. III., 

v. 4. 
I have that within which passeth show ; / These 

but the trappings and the suits of woe. Ham. , 

i. 2. 
I have this great commission, / From that 

supernal judge that stirs good thoughts ' 

In any breast of strong authority, / To look 

into the blots and stains of right. King 

John, ii. 1. 
I have thought some of Nature's journeymen 

had made men, and not made them well ; 

they imitated humanity so abominably. 

Ham., iii. 2. 
15 I hear, yet say not much, but think the more. 

3 Hen. VI., iv. 1. 
I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality, 

that it is but a shadow's shadow. Ham., 

ii. 2. 
I hold every man a debtor to his profession. 

Bat ft. 
I hold it cowardice / To rest mistrustful where 

a noble heart , Hath pawn'd an open hand 

in sign of love. 3 Hen. I 'I. 
I hold it truth, with him who sings / To one 

clear harp in divers tones, / That men may 

rise on stepping-stones / Of their dead selves 

to higher things. Tennyson. 
20 I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano ; / 

A stage, where every man must play a part, / 

And mine a sad one. Mer. of I 'en., i. 1. 
I hope I don't intrude. Paul Pry. 
I humbly trust I should not change my 

opinions and practice, though it rained 

garters and coronets as the reward of 

apostasy. Havelock. 
I joukfduck aside) beneath misfortune's blows / 

As well's I may ; / Sworn foe to sorrow, care, 

or prose, / I rhyme away. Burns. 
I know but of one solid objection to absolute 

monarchy ; the difficulty of finding any man 

adequate to the office. Fielding. 
251 know enough to hold my tongue, but not 

to speak. Pr. 
I know no evil death can show, which life / 

Has not already shown to those who live / 

Embodied longest. Byron. 

I know no evil so great as the abuse of the 

understanding and yet there is no one vice 

more common. Steele. 
I know no judgment of the future but by the 

past. Patrick Henry. 
I know nothing sublime which is not some 

modification of power. Burke. 
I know only one thing sweeter than making a 30 

book, and that is to project one. Jean 

I know that dancin' 's nonsense ; but if you 

stick at everything because it's nonsense, 

you wonna go far in this life. George Eliot. 
" I know that it is in me, and out it shall 

come." Sheridan to his friends over their 

disappointment at the failure of his 7tiaiden 

I know that my Redeemer liveth. Job, in the 

I know that nothing is mine but the thought 

that flows tranquilly out of my soul, and 

every gracious (gunstige) moment which a 

loving Providence (Geschick) permits me thor- 
oughly {von Grund aus) to enjoy. Goethe. 
I labour, and you get the pearl. Talmud. 35 

I let every one follow his own bent, that I may 

be free to follow mine. Goethe. 
I like a good hater. Johnson. 
I live in the crowd of jollity, not so much to 

enjoy company as to shun myself. Johnson. 
I live not in myself, but I become / Portion of 

that around me ; and to me/ High mountains 

are a feeling. Byron. 
I look upon an able statesman out of business 40 

like a huge whale, that will endeavour to 

overturn the ship unless he has an empty 

cask to play with. Steele. 
I love a hand that meets mine own with a 

grasp that causes some sensation. Mrs. 

I love everything that's old — old friends, old 

tunes, old manners, old books, old wine. 

I love God and little children. Jean Paul. 
I love him not, nor fear him ; there's my creed. 

Hen. VI II., ii. 2. 
I love my friends well, but myself better. 45 

I love sometimes to doubt, as well as to know. 

I love / The name of honour more than I fear 

death. Jul. Cees., i. 2. 
I lovo to browse in a library. Johnson. 
I'll make assurance doubly sure, / And take a 

bond of fate. Jlacb., iv.i. 
I made all my generals out of mud. Napoleon. 50 
I make the most of my enjoyments ; and as for 

my troubles, I pack them in as little compass 

as I can for myself, and never let them annoy 

others. Soutney. 
I might have my hand full of truth, and open 

only my little finger. Fontenelle. 
I mourn not those who lose their vital breath ;/ 

But those who, living, live in fear of death. 

I must be cruel, only to be kind. Ham., iii. 4. 
" I must sleep now." Byron's last words. 55 

I must work the work of Him that sent me 

while it is day ; the night cometh when no 

man can work. Jesus. 


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I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, 
nor less alone than when alone. Scipio 

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish ; God 
Almighty made 'em to match the men. 
George Eliot. 

I'm not one of those who can see the cat i' 
the dairy an' wonder what she's come after. 
George Eliot. 

I'm sure sma' pleasure it can gie, / E'en to a 
deil, / To skelp an' scaud (scald) puir dogs 
like me, / An' hear us squeel. Burns. 
5 I never could believe that Providence had 
sent a few men into the world ready booted 
and spurred to ride, and millions ready 
saddled and bridled to be ridden. Richard 

I never could tread a single pleasure under 
foot. Brmvning. 

I never heard tell of any clever man that came 
of entirely stupid people. Carlyle. 

I never knew a man of letters ashamed of his 
profession. Thackeray. 

I never knew any man grow poor by keeping 
an orderly table. Lord Burleigh. 
10 I never knew any man in my life who could 
not bear another's misfortunes perfectly as 
a Christian. Pope. 

I never saw, heard, or read that the clergy- 
were beloved in any nation where Christi- 
anity was the religion of the country. Swift. 

I never whisper' d a private affair / Within the 
hearing of cat or mouse, / No, not to myself 
in the closet alone, / But t heard it shouted 
at once from the top of the house ; / Every- 
thing came to be known. Tennyson. 

I only look straight before me at each day as 
it comes, and do what is nearest me, without 
looking further afield. Goethe. 

I picciol cani trovano, ma i grandi hanno la 
lepre— The little dogs hunt out the hare, but 
the big ones catch it. It. Pr. 
IS I pick up favourite quotations and store them 
in my mind as ready armour, offensive or 
defensive, amid the struggle of this turbu- 
lent existence. Of these there is a very 
favourite one from Thomson: "Attach thee 
firmly to the virtuous deeds / And offices of 
life ; to life itself, With all its vain and 
transient joys, sit loose." Burns. 

I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively 
with the transitory in things and lose them- 
selves in the study of what is perishable, 
since we are here for this very end that 
we may make the perishable imperishable, 
which we can do only after we have learned 
how to appreciate both. Goethe. 

I pity the man who can travel from Dan to 
Beersheba, and cry : Tis all barren. Swift. 

I pounce on what is mine wherever I find it. 

I prize the soul that slumbers in a quiet eye. 
Eliza Cook. 
20 1 quote others only in order the better to 
express myself. Montaigne. 

I renounce the friend who eats what is mine 
with me, and what is his own by himself. 
Port. Pr. 

I say beware of all enterprises that require 
new clothes, and not rather a new wearer 
of clothes. Tkortau. 

I say the acknowledgment of God in Christ, / 

Accepted by thy reason, solves for thee All 

questions on the earth and out of it. Brown- 


scorn the affectation of seeming modesty to 

cover self-conceit. Burns. 

secundo omine — Go, and may all good go with 25 

you. Hor. 

see my way as birds their trackless way. 


see that sensible men and conscientious men 

all over the world are of the one religion of 

well-doing and daring. Emerson. 

see thy vanity through the holes of thy coat. 

Plato, to the Cynic. 

seek divine simplicity in him who handles 

things divine. Comper. 

seek not to wax great by others' waning. 30 

2 Hen. VI., iv. io. 
' I shall go to-morrow," said the king. "You 

shall wait for me," quoth the wind. Gael. 


shall light a candle of understanding in thine 

heart which shall not be put out. Esdras. 

shall perhaps tremble in my death-hour, but 

before shall I never. Lessing. 

should be glad were all the meadows on the 

earth left in a wild state, if that were the 

consequence of men's beginning to redeem 

themselves. Tkortau. 

stay here on my bond. Mer. of I 'en., iv. i. 35 

stout and you stout, who will carry the dirt 

out ? Pr. 

take it to be a principal rule of life not to 

be too much addicted to any one thing. Per. 

talk of chalk and you of cheese. Pr. 

think a lock and key a security at least 

equal to the bosom of any friend whatever. 


think it is as scandalous for a woman not 40 

to know how to use a needle as for a man 

not to know how to use a sword. Lady 


think nothing is to be hoped from you if this 

bit of mould under your feet is not sweeter 

to you than any other in this world. Tkortau. 

think sculpture and painting have an effect 

to teach us manners and abolish hurry. 

think women have an instinct of dissimula- 
tion ; they know by nature how to disguise 
their emotions far better than the most con- 
summate male courtiers can do. Thackeray. 
tremble for my country when I reflect that 
God is just. 'P. Jefferson. 

very much fear that our little terraqueous 45 
globe is the lunatic asylum of the universe. 
/ oltaire. 

've had my say out, and I shall be th' easier 
for't all my life. George Eliot. 

've never any pity for conceited people, be- 
cause I think they carry their comfort about 
witli them. George Eliot, 

've wandered east, I've wandered west. 
Through many a weary way ; But never, 
never can forget The love of life's young 
day. Mother-well. 

waive the quantum o' the sin, The hazard 
of concealing ; ' But oh ! it hardens a' within, / 
And petrifies the feeling. Bums. 


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I want that glib and oily art, / To speak and 
purpose not ; since what I well intend, / I'll 
do 't before I speak. King Lear, i. i. 

I was not born for courts or great affairs ; / 
I pay my debts, believe, and say my prayers. 

I was well, would be better, took physic and 
died. Epitaph. 

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. 
Rich. II., v. 5. 
S I watch the wheels of Nature's mazy plan, / 
And learn the future by the past of man. 

I were but little happy if I could say how much. 
Much Ado, ii. 1. 

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver / Of my | 
whole course of love. Othello, i. 3. 

I will be as harsh as truth and as uncom- 
promising as justice. W. Lloyd Garrison. 

I will chide no breather in the world but my- 
self, against whom I know most faults. As 
You Like It, in. 2. 
10 I will divide my goods ; / Call in the wretch 
and slave : / None shall rule but the humble, / 
And none but toil shall have. Emerson. 

I will get it from his purse or get it from his 
skin. Pr. 

I will give thrice as much to any well-deserving 
friend ; but in the way of bargain, mark me, 
I will cavil on the ninth part of a hair. 1 Hen. 
IV., iii. 1. 

I will lay a stone at your door, i.e., never forgive 
you. Pr. 

I will listen to any one's convictions, but pray 
keep your doubts to yourself; I have plenty 
of my own. Goethe. 
15 I will move the world. Archimedes. 

I will speak daggers to her, but use none. 
Ham., iii. 2. 

I will wear my heart upon my sleeve / For 
daws to peck at. Othello, i. 1. 

I wish there were some cure, like the lover's 
leap, for all heads of which some single idea 
has obtained an unreasonable and irregular 
possession. Johnson. 

I would applaud thee to the very echo, that 
should applaud again. Macb., v. 3. 
20 1 would choose to have others for my acquaint- 
ance, but Englishmen for my friends. Gold- 

I would condone many things in one-and- 
twenty now, that I dealt hardly with at 
middle age. God Himself, I think, is very 
willing to give one-and-twenty a second 
chance. /. ill. Barrie. 

I would desire for a friend the son who never 
resisted the tears of his mother. Lacretelle. 

I would fain avoid men ; we can give them no 
help, and they hinder us from helping our- 
selves. Goetlie. 

I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and 
safety. Hen. V., iii. 2. 
25 I would have been glad to have lived under 
my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, 
rather than undertaken such a government 
as this. Cromwell. 
" I " (self-love) would have the world say " I," / 
And all things perish so if she endure. Sir 
Edwin Arnold. 
I would it were bed-time, Hal, and all well. 
1 Hen. IV.. v. 1. 

I would not enter on my list of friends . . . the 
man / Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. 

I would not for much that I had been born 
richer. Jean Paul. 

I would rather be found suffering than doing 30 
what is unjust. Phocion. 

I would rather be the author of one original 
thought than conqueror of a hundred battles. 
W. B. Clulow. 

I would rather make my name than inherit it. 

Ibi omnis / Effusus labor — By that (one negli. 
gence) all his labour was lost. Virg. 

Ibidem — In the same place. 

Ibis, redibis non morieris in bello — Thou shalt 35 
go, thou shalt return, thou shalt not die in battle ; 
or, Thou shalt go, thou shalt not return, thou shalt 
die in battle. An ambiguous oracle, due to the 
uncertain application of the adverb "non." 

Ibit eo quo vis, qui zonam perdidit — He who 
has lost his purse (lit. girdle) will go wherever 
you wish. Hor. 

Iceland is the finest country on which the sun 
shines. Iceland Pr. 

Ich bin des trocknen Tons nun satt, / Muss 
wieder recht den Teufel spielen — I am now 
weary of this prosing style, and must again play 
the devil properly. Goethe, " Mephisto." 

Ich bin ein Mensch gewesen, / Und das heisst 
ein Kampfer sein — I have been a man, and that 
is to be a fighter. Goethe. 

Ich bin es miide, fiber Sklaven zu herrschen — 40 
I am tired of ruling over slaves. Frederick the 

Ich bin zu alt, um nur zu spielen ; / Zu jung, 
um ohne Wunsch zu sein — I am too old for 
mere play ; too young to be without a wish. 
Goethe, " Faust." 

Ich denke so : / Was nicht zusammen kann / 
Bestehen, ist am besten sich zu losen — 
In my regard 'twere best throw that into the 
pot which can no longer hold itself together. 

Ich dien — I serve. Ger. M. 

Ich finde nicht die Spur, / Von einem Geist, 
und alles ist Dressur — I find no trace of 
spirit here ; it is all mere training. Goethe, 

Ich fiihT ein ganzes Heer in meiner Brust — 45 
I feel a whole host on my bosom. Korner. 

Ich fiihle Mut, mich in die Welt zu wagen / 
Der Erde Weh, der Erde Gliick zu tragen — 
I feel courage enough to cast myself into the 
world, to bear earth's woe and weal. Goethe. 

Ich glaube, dass alles was das Genie, als Genie 
thut, unbewusst geschieht — Everything that 
genius, as genius, does, is in my regard done 
unconsciously. Goethe. 

" Ich glaube an einen Gott." Das ist ein schones 
lobliches Wort ; aber Gott anerkennen, wo 
und wie er sich offenbare, das ist eigentlich 
die Seligkeit auf Erden — "I believe in a 
God." That is a fine praiseworthy saying; but 
to acknowledge God, where and as He reveals 
Himself, that is properly our blessedness on this 
earth. Goethe. 

Ich habe es ofters riihmen hdren, / Ein Komo- 
diant kbnnte einen Pfarrer lehren- I have 
often heard say that a player might teach a 
parson. Goethe, "Faust." 


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Ich habe genossen das irdische Gliick ; / Ich 
habe gelebt und geliebet— I have experienced 
earthly happiness ; I have lived and I have 
loved. Schiller. 

Ich habe gethan, was ich nicht lassen konnte 
— I have done what I could not get done. 

Ich habe hier bios ein Amt und keine Meinung 
— I hold here an office merely, and no opinion. 

Ich habe nichts als Worte, und es ziemt / Dem 
edlen Mann, der Frauen Wort zu achten 
—I have nothing but words, and it becomes 
the noble man to respect a woman's word. 
5 Ich heisse der reichste Mann in der getauften 
Welt : Die Sonne geht in meinem Staat 
nicht unter — I pass for the richest man in the 
baptized world ; the sun never sets in my domi- 
nions. Philip II. of Spain's boast. 

Ich mocht mich gleich dem Teufel iibergeben, / 
Wenn ich nur selbst kein Teufel war — I 
would give myself up at once to the devil if only 
I were not a devil myself. Goethe, Mephis- 
topheles in "Faust." 

Ich muss, das ist die Schrank', in welcher 
mich die Welt, / Von einer, die Natur von 
andrer Seite halt — I must — that is the barrier 
within which the world confines me on the one 
hand and Nature on the other. Riickert. 

Ich schweige zu vielem still ; denn ich mag die 
Menschen nicht irre machen, und bin wohl 
zufrieden, wenn sie sich freuen, da wo ich 
mich argere — I keep silent to a great extent, for 
I don't choose to lead others into error, and am 
well content if they are happy in matters about 
which I vex myself. Goethe. 

Ich setze die Souveranitat fest wie einen 
eisernen Felsen — I plant the roj'al power firm 
as a rock of iron. Frederick William I. of 
10 Ich singe, wie der Vogel singt, / Der in den 
Zweigen wohnet / Das Lied, das aus der 
Kehle dringt, / Ist Lohn, der reichlich lohnet 
— I sing but as the bird sings which dwells 
among the branches ; the lay which warbles 
from the throat is a reward that richly recom- 
pences. Goethe. 

Ich stehe in Gottes Hand, und ruh' in Gottes 
Schooss / Vor ihm fiihl' ich mich klein, in ihm 
fiihl' ich mich gross — I stand in Clod's hand 
and rest in God's bosom; before Him I feel 
little, in Him I feel great. Riickert. 

Ich thue recht und scheue keinen Feind — I 
do the right and fear no foe. Schiller. 

Ici l'honneur m'oblige, et j'y veux satisfaire — 
Here honour binds me, and I am minded to 
satisfy her. Corneille. 

Id arbitror / Adprime in vita esse utile, ne 
quid nimis — This I consider to be a valuable 
principle in life, not to do anything in excess. 
15 Id cinerem, aut manes credis curare sepidtos ? 
— Do you think that ashes and buried spirits of 
the departed care for such things? Virg. 

Id commune malum ; semel insanivinms omnes 
— It is a common calamity; we have all been 
mad once. Mantuanus. 

Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati 
— That only brings disgrace on a man which he 
has deserved to suffer. Plurd. 

Id est— That is. 

Id facere laus est quod decet, non quod licet— 
The man is deserving of praise who does what it 
becomes him to do, not what he is free to do. 

Id genus omne — All persons of that description. 2( 

Id maxime quemque decet, quod est cujusque 
maxime suum — That best becomes a man which 
is most peculiarly his own. Cic. 

Id mutavit, quoniam me immutatum videt— He 
has changed his mind because he sees me un- 
changed. 'Per. 

Id nobis maxime nocet, quod non ad rationis 
lumen sed ad similitudinem aliorum vivimus 
— This is especially ruinous to us, that we shape 
our lives not by the light of reason, but after 
the fashion of others. Sen. 

Ideals are the world's masters. /. G. Hoi' 

Ideals can never be completely embodied in 2! 
practice ; and yet ideals exist, and if they be 
not approximated to at all, the whole matter 
goes to wreck. Carlyle. 

Ideas must work through the brains and arms 
of good and brave men, or they are no better 
than dreams. Emtrson. 

Ideas often flash across our minds more com- 
plete than we could make them after much 
labour. I. a Roche. 

Idem — The same. 

Idem quod — The same as. 

Idem velle et idem nolle ea demum firma 31 
amicitia est — To have the same likes and the 
same dislikes is the sole basis of lasting friend- 
ship. Sail. 

Idle folks lack no excuses. Pr. 

Idle people have the least leisure. Pr. 

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand 
than kings and parliaments. Ben. Franklin. 

Idleness in the midst of unattempted tasks is 
always proud. P. Brooks. 

Idleness is an appendix to nobility. Burton. 3J 

Idleness is many gathered miseries in one 
name. Jean Paul. 

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds and 
the holiday of fools. Pr. 

Idleness is the badge of gentry, the bane of 
body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, 
the step-mother of discipline, the chief ;.uthor 
of mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the 
cushion on which the devil chiefly reposes, 
and a great cause not only of melancholy, 
but of many other diseases. Burton. 

Idleness is the greatest prodigality in the 
world. Pr. 

Idleness is the root of all evil. Pr. 4( 

Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man. 
.-( nschn. 

Idleness rusts the mind. Pr. 

Idolatry is simply the substitution of an 
" Eidolon," phantasm, or imagination of 
good for that which is real and enduring, 
from the highest Living Good which gives 
life, to the lowest material good which 
ministers to it. Ruskin. 

Idoneus homo — A fit man. 

If a barrel-organ in a slum can but drown 4! 
a curse, let no Christian silence it. Prof. 

If a beard were all, the goat would be winner. 

fan. Pr. 


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If a book come from the heart, it will contrive 
to reach other hearts. Carlyle. 

If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying. 

If a cause be good, the most violent attack of 
its enemies will not injure it so much as an 
injudicious defence of it by its friends. Colton. 

If a dog has a man to back him, he will kill a 

baboon. Wit and Wisdom from West Africa. 

6 If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him. Pr. 

If a God did not exist, it would be necessary to 
invent one. / 'oltaire. 

If a great thing can be done at all, it can be 
done easily ; but it is in that kind of ease 
with which a tree blossoms after long years 
of gathered strength. Ruskin. 

If a house be divided against itself, that house 
cannot stand. Jesus. 

If a man be born in a stable, that does not 
make him a horse. Pr. 
10 If a man cannot be a Christian in the place 
where he is, he cannot be a Christian any- 
where. Ward Beecker. 

If a man could bequeath his virtues by will, 
and settle his sense and learning upon his 
heirs as certainly as he can his lands, a 
noble descent would then indeed be a valu- 
able privilege. Anon. 

If a man deceives me once, shame on him ; if 
he deceives me twice, shame on me. Pr. 

If a man do not erect in this age his tomb ere 
he dies, he will live no longer in monument 
than the bell rings and the widow weeps. 
Much Ado, v. 2. 

If a man empties his purse into his head, no 
man can take it from him. Ben. Franklin. 
15 If a man fear or reverence God, he must hate 
covetousness ; and if he fear or reverence 
covetousness, he must hate God. Ruskin. 

If a man hath too mean an opinion of himself, 
it will render him unserviceable both to God 
and man. John Selden. 

If a man have freedom enough to live healthily 
and work at his craft, he has enough ; and 
so much all can easily obtain. Goethe. 

If a man have not a friend, he may quit the 
stage. Bacon. 

If a man is not virtuous, he becomes vicious. 
20 If a man knows the right way, he need not 
trouble himself about wrong paths. Lessing. 

If a man makes himself a worm, he must not 
complain when trodden on. Kant. 

If a man makes me keep my distance, the 
comfort is he keeps his own at the same 
time. Swift. 

If a man once fall, all will tread on him. Pr. 

If a man read little, he had need of much cun- 
ning to seem to know that he doth not. Bacon. 
25 If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, 
happiness follows him like a shadow that 
never leaves him. Buddha. 

If a man wishes to become rich, he must appear 
rich. Goldsmith. 

If a man with the material of enjoyment around 
him and virtually within his reach walks 
God's earth wilfully and obstinately with a 
gloomy spirit, . . . making misery his wor- 
ship, we feel assured he is contravening his 
Maker's design in endowing him with life. 
ir. R. Gref. 

If a man would be alone, let him look at the 
stars. Emerson. 

If a man wound you with injuries, meet him 
with patience ; hasty words rankle the 
wound, soft language dresses it, forgiveness 
cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar. 
J. Beaumont. 

If a man write a book, let him set down only 30 
what he knows. I have guesses enough of 
my own. Goethe. 

If a man s gaun doun the brae, ilka ane gi'es 
him a jundie (push). Sc. Pr. 

If a noble soul is rendered tenfold beautifuller 
by victory and prosperity, an ignoble one 
is rendered tenfold and a hundredfold uglier, 
pitifuller. Carlyle. 

If a people will not believe, it must obey. 

If a pig could give his mind to anything, he 
wouldn't be a pig. Dickens. 

If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth 35 
two. Rabbi Ben Azai. 

If ae sheep loup (jump) the dike, a the lave 
(rest) will follow. Sc. Pr. 

If aged and life-weary men have called to 
their neighbours: "Think of dying!" we 
younger and life-loving men may well keep 
encouraging and reminding one another 
with the cheerful words: "Think of wan- 
dering ! " Goethe. 

If all be well within, . . . the impertinent cen- 
sures of busy, envious men will make no very 
deep impression. Thomas a Kempis. 

If all dogs on this earth should bark, / 
It will not matter if you do not hark. 

If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast 40 
into a public stock in order to be equally 
distributed among the species, those who 
now think themselves the most unhappy 
would prefer the share they have already 
to that which would f-ill to them by such 
a division. Socrates. 

If all the world were falcons, what of that? / 
The wonder of the eagle were the less, / But 
he not less the eagle. Tennyson. 

If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport 
would be as tedious as to work, i Hen. IV., 
i. 2. 

If all were rich, gold would be penniless. 

If an ass goes a-travelling, he'll not come 
home a horse. Pr. 

If an ass kicks me, shall I strike him again ? 45 

If an ass looks in, you cannot expect an apostle 
to look out. Lichtenberg. 

If an idiot were to tell you the same story 
every day for a year, you would end by 
believing him. Burke. 

If any false step be made in the more momen- 
tous concerns of life, the whole scheme of 
ambitious designs is broken. Addison. 

If any man minister, let him do it as of the 
ability which God giveth. St. Peter. 

If any man will come after me. let him deny 50 
himself, and take up his cross and follow 
me. Jesus. 

If any one tells you that a man has changed 
his character, don't believe it. Mahomet. 


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If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own 
conscience and examine thy heart. If thou 
art guilty, it is a fair correction ; if not 
guilty, it is a fair instruction. George Her- 

If any would not work, neither should he eat. 
St. Paul. . 

If blushing makes ugly people so beautiful, 
ought it not to make the beautiful still more 
beautiful ? Lcssing. 

If coals do not burn, they blacken. Pr. 
5 If cheerfulness knocks for admission, we should 
open our hearts wide to receive it, for it 
never comes inopportunely. Schopenhauer. 

If children grew up according to early indica- 
tions, we should have nothing but geniuses. 

If cut (in the costume) betoken intellect and 
talent, so does the colour betoken temper 
and heart. Carlyle. 

If destructive criticism is injurious in anything, 
it is in matters of religion, for here every- 
thing depends upon faith, to which we 
cannot return when we have once lost it. 

If each one does his duty as an individual, 
and if each one works rightly in his own 
vocation, it will be well with the whole. 
10 If ever a fool's advice is good, a prudent man 
must carry it out. Lessing. 

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be 
kings. Welsh Pi: 

If everybody knew what one says of the other, 
there would not be four friends left in the 
world. Pascal. 

If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct 
thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it. Epic- 

If fame is only to come after death, I am in no 
hurry for it. Martial. 
15 If folly were a pain, there would be crying in 
every house. Sp. Pr. 

If fortune favour you, be not elated ; if she 
frown, do not despond. A usom'us. 

If fortune give thee less than she has done, / 
Then make less fire, and walk more in the 
sun. St r li . Baker. 

If fortune would make a man estimable, she 
gives him virtues ; if she would have him 
esteemed, she gives him success. Joubert. 

If frequent failure convince you of that medio- 
crity of nature which is incompatible with 
great actions, submit wisely and cheerfully 
to your lot. Sydney Smith. 
20 If friendship is to rob me of my eyes, if it is 
to darken the day, I will have none of it. 

If fun is good, truth is still better, and love 
most of all. Thackeray. 

If happiness ha'e not her seat / And centre in 
the breast, We may be wise, or rich, or 
great, / But never can be blest. Burns, 

If heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in 
a field arable would be the most noble and 
ancient arms. Cowley. 

If Hercules and Lichas play at dice / Which 
is the better man, the greater throw May 
turn by fortune from the weaker hand ; / So 
is Alcides beaten by his page. Met: oj 
Ven., ii. i. 

If honour calls, where'er she points the 2 
way, / The sons of honour follow and obey. 

If I am anything, which I much doubt, I made 
myself so merely by labour. Sir Isaac Nezvton. 

If I am master and you are master, who shall 
drive the asses'? Arab. Pr. 

If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not 
worth the winning. Longfellozu. 

If I am right, Thy grace impart ' Still in the 
right to stay ; If I am wrong, O teach my 
heart to find the better way. Pope. 

If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there ; if 3 
I make my bed in hell, behold Thou art 
there ; if I take the wings of the morning, 
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 
even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy 
right hand shall hold me. Bible, 

If I be dear to some one else, / Then I should 
be to myself more dear. Tennyson. 

If I call bad bad. what do I gain ? But if I call 
good bad, I do a greatdeal of mischief. Goethe. 

If I can catch him once upon the hip, / I will 
feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him. Mer. 
of Ven., i. 3. 

If I choose to take jest in earnest, no one 
shall put me to shame for doing so ; and if I 
choose to carry on (treiben) earnest in jest, I 
shall be alwaysmyself (Jmmerderselbe bieiben). 

If I do lose thee (life), I do lose a thing / That 3 
none but fools would keep ; a breath thou 
art, / Servile to all the skyey influences, / 
That do this habitation, where thou keep'st, 
Hourly inflict, hteas. for Meas., iii. i. 

If I for my opinion bleed, / Opinion shall be 
surgeon to my hurt, i Hen. /'/., ii. 4. 

If I had read as much as other men, I would 
have been as ignorant as they are. Hobbes. 

If I had wit enough to get out of this wood, 
I have said enough to serve mine own turn. 
Mid. Night's Dream, iii. 1. 

If I knew the way of the Lord, truly I would 
be only too glad to walk in it ; if I were led 
into the temple of truth (in der Wahrheit 
Hans), I would not, with the help of God 
(iei Colt), go out of it again. Goethe. 

If I lose mine honour, I lose myself. Ant. ,:«</4 
Cleop., iii. 4. 

If I love tnee, what is that to thee? Goethe. 

If I'm designed yon lordling's slave, By 
Nature's law designed. Why was an inde- 
pendent wish ,' E'er planted in my mind ? 

If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a 
bride / And hug it in my arms. M<as. for 
Meas., iii. 1. 

If I seek an interest of my own detached from 
that of others, I seek an interest which is 
chimerical, and can never have existence. 
James Harris. 

If I should say nothing, I should say much 4 
(much being included in my love) ; though 
my love be such, that if I should say much, 
I should yet say nothing, it being, as Cowley 
says, equally impossible either to conceal or 
to express it. Po-e. 

If I wish for a horse-hair for my compass- 
sight, I must go to the stable : but the hair- 
bird, with her sharp eyes, goes to the road. 


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If ill thoughts at any time enter into the mind 
of a good man, he doth not roll them under 
his tongue as a sweet morsel. Matthew 

If in the course of our life we see that done by 
others for which we ourselves at one time 
felt a vocation, and which we were, with 
much else, compelled to relinquish, then the 
noble feeling comes in, that only humanity 
altogether is the true man, and that the indi- 
vidual can only rejoice and be happy when 
he has the heart (Muth) to feel himself in the 
whole. Goethe. 

If in youth the universe is majestically unveil- 
ing, and everywhere heaven revealing it- 
self on earth, nowhere to the young man 
does this heaven on earth so immediately 
reveal itself as in the young maiden. Car- 

"If" is the only peacemaker— much virtue in 
"if." As You Like It, v. 4. 
5 If it be a bliss to enjoy the good, it is still 
greater happiness to discern the better ; 
for in art the best only is good enough. 

If it be asked, What is the improper expecta- 
tion which it is dangerous to indulge, ex- 
perience will quickly answer that it is such 
expectation as is dictated not by reason 
but by desire— an expectation that requires 
the common course of things to be changed, 
and the general rules of action to be broken. 

If it be aught toward the general good, / Set 
honour in one eye, and death i' the other, / 
And I will look on both indifferently ; / For, 
let the gods so speed me, as I love / The 
name of honour more than I fear death. 
Jul. Ca>s., i. 2. 

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live 
peaceably with all men. St. Paul. 

If it is a happiness to be nobly descended, it is 
not less to have so much merit that nobody 
inquires whether we are so or not. La 
10 If it is disgraceful to be beaten, it is only a 
shade less disgraceful to have so much as 
fought. Ca> lyle. 

If it rains— well ! If it shines— well ! Pr. 

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere 
well / It were done quickly . . . that but 
this blow / Might be the be all and the end 
all here. Macb., i. 7. 

If it were not for hope, the heart would break. 

If it were not for respect to human opinions, 
I would not open my window to see the Bay 
of Naples for the first time, whilst I would 
go five hundred leagues to talk with a man 
of genius whom I had not seen. Mine, de 
15 If Jack were better, Jill would not be so bad. 

If ladies be but young and fair, / They have 
the gift to know it. As You Like It, ii. 7. 

If life, like the olive, is a bitter fruit, then grasp 
both with the press and they will yield the 
sweetest oil. Jean Paul. 

If man had a higher idea of himself and his 
destiny, he would neither call his business 
amusement nor amuse himself instead of 
transacting business. Goethe. 

If man is not kin to God by his spirit, he is 
a base and ignoble creature. Bacon. 

If men duly felt the greatness of God, they 20 
would be dumb, and for very veneration 
unwilling to name Him. Goethe. 

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy 
master. The covetous man cannot so pro- 
perly be made to possess wealth as that it 
may be said to possess him. Bacon. 

If money go before, all ways do lie open. 
Merry Wives, ii. 2. 

If music be the food of love, play on ; / Give 
me excess of it, that, surfeiting, / The appe- 
tite may sicken, and so die. Twelfth Might, 
i. 1. 

If my person be crooked, my verses shall be 
straight. Pope. 

If Nature is one and a living indivisible 25 
whole, much more is mankind, the image 
that reflects and creates Nature, without 
which Nature were not. Carlyle. 

If new-got gold is said to burn the pockets 
till it be cast forth into circulation, much 
more may new truth. Carlyle. 

If, of all words of tongue and pen, /The saddest 
are, " It might have been," / More sad are 
these we daily see : " It is, but hadn't ought 
to be." Bret Harte. 

If once you find a woman gluttonous,